List of photobooks by Kawauchi, Rinko

Rinko Kawauchi (川内伦子, born in 1972 in Shiga Prefecture) is a Japanese poetic photographer. Her work is characterized by a serenity, a poetic style, illustrating ordinary moments in life.

Rinko Kawauchi (川内伦子, born in 1972 in Shiga Prefecture) is a Japanese poetic photographer. Her work is characterized by a serenity, a poetic style, illustrating ordinary moments in life.

Kawauchi became interested in photography while studying at Seian College of Art and Design. She first worked in advertising for several years before embarking on a career as an art photographer. She mainly uses a 6 × 6 format for her photographs.

She received the Higashikawa Award in 2013.

Her work has been regularly exhibited, among others at the Rencontres d'Arles, France, 2004, at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris 2005, The Photographer's Gallery, London 2006, and the Exhibition at the Argos Center in Brussels in 2010.


Rinko Kawauchi has already published several photo books on her own, or in collaboration:


Ametuschi. New York: Aperture, 2013.
Approaching Whiteness. Tokyo: Goliga, 2012.
Illuminance. New York: Aperture, 2011.
One Day. 2010 (One of the books in One Day Ten Photographers edited by Harvey Benge)
Murmuration. 2010.
Semear. 2007.
Cui cui. 2005.
The eyes, the ears. 2005.
Hanabi (花火), Fireworks. Tokyo : Little More, 2002.
Utatane. 2002.
Hanako. 2002.

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  • .Sold out.Excerpt from the artist's text in the book : "April 2011. Ishinomaki. Onagawa. Kesennuma. Rikuzentakata. All these places were just so quiet. I realized for the first time how quietness connotes fear. There were no sounds. In that quiet space, I saw a pair of pigeons-one black and one white. Looking at these pigeons, I thought of them as symbols...

  • Sheets is a retrospective of Rinko Kawauchi's work over the last 10 to 15 years, presented as excerpts of her contact sheets. From an artist recognized for several famous and acclaimed books : Utatane, Cui-Cui, Ametsuchi, etc.This new presentation is a re-interpretation of the artist's work from that period. Beautiful book with numerous foldouts.152 pages...

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  • .Sold out. Rinko Kawauchi is certainly one of the most famous contemporary Japanese photographers, thanks to photobooks such as Utatane, Aila, Cui-Cui or more recently Illuminance. These previous opus showed us and told us life through small plots of daily life, details of everyday life that inscribe us all in the same community.With Ametsuchi, a term...

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