Photobooks published by Zen Foto Gallery

ZEN FOTO GALLERY opened in September 2009 in Tokyo, to specialize in Asian photography with a particular emphasis on China.


Their aims are: to show interesting exhibitions, to be experimental, to provide stimulating works that would otherwise be rarely seen and to introduce innovative young photographers

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  • From the postface by Robin Titchener: "Manila-based photographer Brian Sergio’s photobook A Bastard Son collects his raw, energetic street and portrait photography shot in his home country, the Philippines. Concentrating on the excesses and perils of the younger generations, Sergio's signature black-and-white image editing adds an extra element of...

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  • Quick view Maki
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    Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery : "This latest publication by French photographer Maki includes images taken between 2001 and 2015 during many visits to Japan. The high-contrast black-and-white photos, from streetsnaps to portraits, landscapes and the occasional erotic image, paint a manifold picture of Maki’s extensive experience of Japan while...

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  • Presentation by Zen Foto :   "Tokyo Rumando's new body of work S incorporates theatrical elements, which transform her self-portraits from a story into a play, performed at ther own stage theatre, leading the viewer into another time and space..«  S is Story     She=S     S=Sexualviolet     S is es     S is Sandglass     Sayonara S »          -- Tokyo...

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  • Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery :   "oh my little girl is a strong, sexual tale told through Chan's distinct black-and-white photography. Typical for Chan, it's all in the photos; his relationship with the « little girl » from Macao is not elaborated upon in or outside the book (apart from its classification as an « encounter »). Zen Foto's Mark Pearson...

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  • Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery : "Yokushiroku  is the first photobook publication by Kouhei Hirose, whose work has been exhibited by notable Tokyo photo galleries for several years. Hirose’s style of photography - or rather of making prints - immediately stands out: through experimentation with chemicals during the printing process, Hirose adds an...

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  • Excerpts from the text by Shoko Hashimoto :    [adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "Nishiyama Onsen was packed with pleasure trippers. This healing hot spring is in the Yamanashi Prefecture, on a tributary of the Fuji River. People would come from nearby Yamanashi and Shizuoka, but also parties of local ladies returning from homes in the suburbs of Tokyo and...

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  • .In stock.Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery :  "Masaki Yamamoto’s highly anticipated first photobook presents one of the most daring family portraits in Japanese photography. Shot entirely in his family’s tiny apartment, with walls yellowed from cigarette smoke, broken doors and trash covering the ground, Yamamoto’s unashamed, uncompromising...

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  • Afterword by the artist: "Excluded from the human diet and useless for clothing or shelter, the undergrowth thrives and engulfs human existence. It transforms under the snow, rain, wind and sunlight. Children play Tarzan in the undergrowth or mountain thickets. When the harvest moon appears, they go out to pick the pampass grass. I pushed my way through...

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  • Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery: "Somewhere the crow flies carrying a coin in its beak could even be an essential place of comfort to someone. Shinjuku Lost Child are photographs taken by Tokyo-based Korean photographer Seung-woo Yang during the years 1998 to 2006, depicting the vivid character and vibrant energy of the people and the district of...

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  • Afterword to the book by the artist: "I had a child at an age far older than the age at which my parents had me. My son is my second generation. Around the same time, my aged father was diagnosed with cancer. Searching for alternative medical treatments, I learned of a remote valley in Northern Japan where cancer patients go. The rocks in this valley emit...

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  • Quick view Seto, Jumpei
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    Presentation by Zen Foto: "West Coast accompanies the Three and Eight group exhibition at Zen Foto Gallery from September 3-17, 2016. Seto’s snapshots give a raw, energetic taste of a photographer who treats the summerly beach as his own movie set, simply recording what presents itself to him. The photos in West Coast aim to bring out the peculiarities of...

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  • Text from the inside of the cover : "In the early 1970s, farmers, workers, and students united under the slogan « We will not surrender our land! ». This protest, known as the Narita or Sanrizuka Struggle, led to a series of fierce, bloody battles. A woman in peasant clothing covered all over with mud, in heavy rain, had tied herself to a thick post with...

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  • Quick view Yi, Mo
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    .Last copy.Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery: "MOYI 1983-89 is a photobook accompanying the exhibitions « Eighties Part1: Fathers and Old Landscapes » (April 7-22, 2015) and « Eighties Part2: MOYI 1987-1989 » by Chinese photographer Mo Yi at Zen Foto Gallery. The book features photographs by Mo Yi from the 1980s, including his earliest works Old Landscapes...

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  • Presentation by the artist : "As I walked through these villages where everything had been washed away, including houses and sea walls, there were traces to indicate where once had been a road. People had started to walk again on these traces, reforming a path on top of the original. It was as if the road had a life of its own.I have taken countless...

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  • Presentation by the artist : "Something unknown lurking in everyday life somehow stole into me.  I shout inside my heart, swirling inside.  It's like pieces of a puzzle, in disassembled shapes and incomprehensible."56 pages - Softcover Zen Foto Gallery, 2015 (500 copies) *Signed* New - Mint condition

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  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation : "The book Shikishima is a series of photographs taken during 1969-72 on the artist Tamiko Nishimura’s journeys around the Tohoku, Hokuriku, Kanto, Kansai, and Chugoku regions of Japan. To accompany the exhibition shikishima in Zen Foto Gallery in early 2014, Zen published a reprint of the 1973 edition of Shikishima,...

  • Presentation by the artist Tamiko Nishimura: "On a bitterly cold and rainy night a friend came to stay. Silence hung heavy in the fading light, and I felt a  dread of the long oppressive night ahead. Staring directly at my friend I felt a kind of impatience, of repugnance, of annoyance. I could run away any time. I began to think I really shouldn’t be...

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  • Quick view Kitai, Kazuo
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    Publisher's presentation: "Kazuo Kitai had dropped out of university just six months after entering the Photography course in the Art Department of Nihon University in Tokyo. As he puts it himself: «I didn't listen to anything my teachers said». He had been living in Kobe, and even as a teenager used to visit the ateliers and exhibitions of the Gutai...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation on the publisher's page : "Ash refers to the ashes of death: «In the cycle of life, one goes back to where one came from, all souls return to their creator. » Year 2009 marked the fifth year of my project «Going Home», yet the number of pictures that I took in the Three Gorges region gradually declined. Practical reasons made it...

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