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Presentation by the artist:
"Before the Second World War in Japan, dog fights were common. But, as the war worsened, so did the food situation, and consequently, owning a big dog was criticized. Some military policemen who were afraid that the dogs might escape and become strays if their cages were destroyed in an air raid, shot and killed many dogs. After the war, the dog fighting restarted; many people believe that it became popular again. However, the Animal Protection Organization strongly opposed dog fighting. Now, dog fighting is prohibited in the Tokyo area.
In January 2014, I went to Aomori to see a dog fight. Aomori is a snowy area, located at the northern part of Japan. Well-trained dogs, along with the pride and joy of their owners, arrived at the fighting ring early in the morning. The dogs seemed to want to fight on instinct, as if it was their destiny."
A book created / finalized during a photobook-making workshop with photographer Jan Rosseel and Reminders Stronghold Photography curator Yumi Goto.
A dark and violent book about dog fights in Northern Japan, mixing color and B&W photography. The grainy black & white images certainly avoid blunt confrontation with the cruelty of the fighting, but definitely convey - possibly even more intensely - the violence, the insanity and the pain...
A very well printing book, with intense blacks; a really beautifull production hand-crafted by the artist himself. Signed and numbered edition of 300 copies.
NB : Each copy of this book is hand-made and hand-bound, and variations and imperfections may consequently appear within this edition as part of the creation and production process.
52 pages - Softcover
*Signed & Numbered*
New - Mint condition (see above)
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