Published in 1961, this is the first publication of renowned photographer Eikoh Hosoe. This work, oustanding and avant-garde both in graphic form and content, showcases Hosoe's interest for dance and surrealism, with a hint of erotica. This is a first edition of the book, in great condition, which includes the slipcase and the obi (very rare).
A playful series shot in color by Kishin Shinoyama of the Rio Carnival in Brazil. Published in 1971, this earlier work of Shinoyama is an important photobook, even if different from the works he would later publish. Signed copy. Great condition.
For over a half century, Japanese sociodocumentary photographer Motohashi Seiichi (b. 1940) has combined still images and filmmaking to capture and investigate subjects ranging from Japanese coal miners to city street scenes, along with three comprehensive books and two documentaries on Chernobyl.
'The human body is a universe, wherein all dramatic, comic, vulgar, aesthetic, ethical emotions, visual as well as sensed, can be experienced. This book makes claim to being the most optimistic book of our time.' Jean-Paul Vroom