@ Takagi, Yusuke

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Presentation by Akina Books :

" « Kagerou : the heat haze, a lake in the desert, decay heat powered by the nuclear radiation, invisible, pervasive. It was 12 March 2011. The day after Fukushima nuclear disaster, I woke up in a shrouded Tokyo: the cityscape looked blurred and twisted. Nobody else seemed to notice: for 37 million people it was business as usual. Compared to the visible devastation of the tsunami, the invisible hazard of contamination seemed to belong to another world.

The ghostly exclusion zone surrounding Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant felt more real, the danger was showing its consequences. The nature was starting to reclaim the town. it felt like walking in a floating world painting, everything was silent.

Two years later I had a beautiful son. With his mother, we are still wondering the effect of radiation while exposed in her womb. »

In the wake of Fukushima Daiichi meltdown, Yusuke Takagi’s Kagerou faces the fears of the nuclear era, interweaving pregnancy and fatherhood in a transfigured Tokyo with the landscapes of the Zone and the portraits of people who decided not to leave.

« Is the image of Kagerou just a illusion, or the nuclear heat haze was showing the true nature of things?” Life goes on, no matter whether you are in Tokyo, Yokohama or Fukushima, we are at the mercy of politics and fate. » "

The dummy of this book was conceived during the "Photobook as Object Workshop 2016" lead by Yumi Goto and Jan Rosseel, in collaboration with "Reminders Photography Stronghold"; the dummy won the "FUAM - Akina Dummy Book Award" during the "Istanbul Photobook Festival 2017". Design by Valentina Abenavoli.

PLEASE NOTE : Each copy of this book has been handcrafted and may present small imperfections or defects due to this creation process.

80 pages - Hardcover

Akina Books, 2018 (250 copies)

Format : 17 x 20 com

New - Condition : see note above

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Takagi, Yusuke

Yusuke Takagi is a Japanese photographer who majored in sociology. As a freelance photographer, he covered Africa and South-East Asia, focusing on human rights. From 2010 to 2016, he used the name Katsuo Takahashi.
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