In the essay accompanying Mack's reissue of Ravens from Masahisa Fukase, Akira Hasegawa writes: "The world that Fukase captures is a form of hell. And the art of creating a work of art from hell only belongs to Fukase. "
Far from wanting to embody an intention which would precede the act of taking a photograph, Kitajima seeks to produce images mechanically, beyond his control: the accidental has become a means of experiencing the world.
Aimed at disclosing the whole picture of the extraordinary photographer Keizo Kitajima's work, the photobook The Joy of Portraits is composed of two volumes (874 pages in total), and the series printed in the book include Portraits (1992-present), Koza 1975, U.S.S.R. 1991 and others, including a number of as yet unpublished photographs.
Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition, "Takuma Nakahira: Degree Zero -- Yokohama" at the Yokohama Museum of Art, 2003. With texts in Japanese by Shino Kuraishi, Akihito Yasumi, Daido Moriyama, Takashi Homma, and Michio Nakagawa. Artist's comment and List of Works in English.
Second book by SPEW, an anonymous collective of Japanese artists (including Daisuke Yokota) working on the production of books, vinyls, silkscreened and hand-painted editions as well as sound and visual performances. The covers and content of each copy may differ.
First book by SPEW, an anonymous collective of Japanese artists (including Daisuke Yokota) working on the production of books, vinyls, silkscreened and hand-painted editions as well as sound and visual performances. The covers and content of each copy may differ.
Mass' focuses on both this process of transformation of these raw materials as well as the process of making a tangible book (...) A formative book, published by the Japanese publisher Newfave, quick to editorial experimentation.
Steidl and LE BAL re-edit in facsimile the mythical series of 12 booklets published in 1979 by Keizo Kitajima, Photo Express: Tokyo, resulting from his remarkable work exhibited from January to December 1979, at the CAMP gallery in Tokyo, first photographic gallery independent.