Emi Anrakuji is a Japanese artist and photographer.
From the biography on the artist's website : « She studied oil painting in Tokyo. Soon after her graduation, she was diagnosed with a cerebral tumor which caused a severe degradation of her eyesight. (...) In the course of a decade-long recovery, she discovered that a camera can be a replacement of her eyes and began teaching herself photography. Anrakuji's obsession with the human body is a result, in part, from her long periods spent in a hospital. »
She has published several books, including "e hagaki / One Picture Book #40" (Nazraeli Press, 2007), "Ipy" (Nazraeli Press, 2008), and "Balloon Position" (Akaaka, 2019).
© Self-portrait taken from an article on Medium / Exposure Magazine
.Very last copy!. Presentation by akaaka : " Emi Anrakuji's Balloon Position, through a Cyclopean gaze, literally the artist's vision, impaired by suffering a brain tumour, attempts to reconstruct the shattered self that was suspended between conflicting internal and external chaos. Life near death, eternal rainfall, the artist gives herself to the...