Biography on the Rencontres d'Arles website:
Issei Suda is a major Japanese photographer.
His "Early Works" were featured in several magazines before appearing together in a 2013 book published for his retrospective at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
From "His & Hers" (1970) to "Silence" (1975), by way of "Passing Summer" (1971), Issei photographed the Japanese street and defined his favourite themes: children, portraits, the curious daily lives of ordinary people, and the passage of time.
In 1978 Issei Suda completed his "Fushikaden" series, which brought him international success. He has received the Photographic Society of Japan's Annual Prize (1983) and the Domon Ken Prize (1996). His first exhibition to a western public was "Japan: A Self-Portrait" (1979) at the ICP, New York.
His latest publications include "Tokyokei" (Nazraeli Press, 2014), "Boso Fudoki" (Super Labo, 2015) and "78" (Chose Commune, 2020).
© Portrait taken from the Rencontres d'Arles website (uncredited)
Presentation by Chose Commune: " The story behind 78 tells of a promise kept after the passing of the Japanese master of photography Issei Suda, to publish a book with an original approach. Although the project originated in January 2019, 78 presents a selection of unseen photographs selected from the Suda archive in November 2019. Shot between 1971 and...
Presentation by the artist on the publisher's website: "Nearly three years after I moved to the countryside beside the Sotobo rail line, I found while driving around the east and south parts of Chiba prefecture, that some of the sightseeing spots I used to visit as a tourist are now within the scope of my everyday life. When I am traveling, I wonder about...
.Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "Tokyo is where I was born and raised. Even after the post-war convulsions and the subsequent period of rapid economic growth, this home town of mine never ceases to transform. The Tokyo of my youth has vanished, but still there are times when I feel joyously nostalgic, sensing the happiness at festivals, or observing...