Mao Ishikawa: Morika’s Dreams – A Port Town Elegy – Red Flower, The Women of Okinawa

Mao Ishikawa was born in 1953 in Ôgimi Village, in the northern part of Okinawa. She started her photography career in a workshop guided by the famous Japanese photographer Tômatsu Shômei, in Tokyo in 1973.

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Lieko Shiga: Rasen Kaigan (AKAAKA Art Publishing, 2013)

Lieko Shiga was born in 1980 in the prefecture of Aichi and lives and works in Sendai, Japan. She studied at Chelsea University of Art and Design, London, graduating with a BA in Fine Arts New Media in 2004. She received the coveted Kimura Ihei Photography Award in 2008.

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Keizo Kitajima: Photo Express: Tokyo (Steidl, 2011)

Photo Express: Tokyo is a facsimile of the legendary series of twelve booklets published by Keizo Kitajima on the occasion of his exhibition “Photo Express: Tokyo” at CAMP gallery in Tokyo in 1979.

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Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance (Aperture, 2011)

Illuminance is a book by Rinko Kawauchi, one of Japan’s most popular female photographers today.

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Keiko Nomura: Okinawa (Pierre von Kleist Editions, 2017)

Keiko Nomura (Kobe, Japan) studied photography in Los Angeles and graduated from Visual Arts College Osaka. She has published 6 books.

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Osamu Kanemura: Concrete Octopus (Pierre von Kleist Editions, 2017)

Osamu Kanemura (b.1964) is a photographer born and based in Tokyo. Since 1992, he has had more than twenty solo exhibitions in Tokyo, New York and other cities.

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Nobuyoshi Araki: Silent Wishes (Bibliothek der Provinz, 2008)

Except for a handful of photos from Araki’s Love by Leica series, the book is devoted to loving photos of Nobuyoshi Araki’s wife Yoko. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Rupertinum Oct. 4, 2008-Jan. 11, 2009.

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Shōmei Tōmatsu: Skin of the Nation (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2004)

Shomei Tomatsu, who died aged 82 in 2012, was perhaps the most influential Japanese photographer of the postwar era. With texts by Leo Rubinfien, Sandra S. Phillips and John W. Dower.

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Nobuyoshi Araki; Nan Goldin: Tokyo Love – Spring Fever 1994

In 1994 Goldin and Araki decided to collaborate on a project about adolescents in Tokyo. They set out to capture the joys, thrills, and anxieties of youth.

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Nobuyoshi Araki: Shijyo Tokyo ( Edition Stemmle, 1998)

This book by Nobuyoshi Araki strikes a contrast between saturated flower studies and damaged black and white scenes of everyday life in Tokyo. Includes essays by Zdenek Felix and Ulf Erdmann Ziegler. It was published to accompany a major exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg in 1998.

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Yutaka Takanashi: Toshi-e (Books on Books #6)

Yutaka Takanashi’s Toshi-e (Towards the City) is a landmark two-volume set of books from one one of the founders of the avant-garde Japanese magazine Provoke.

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Foam Magazine #40: After Araki

This 40th issue is dedicated to the life and legacy of Nobuyoshi Araki. It also presents a selection of contemporary Japanese photographers influenced or mentored by Araki.

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