Une double absence

@ Akihito, Yoshida

978-2365112239

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Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral:

"This publication tells the story of young man, Daiki, whose life was entirely dedicated to his grandmother, Yukimi.

Fascinated and deeply touched by this unique relationship, photographer Akihito Yoshida, cousin of Daiki and also grandchild of Yukimi, decides to narrate this story. He photographs the daily life and over the years, the rare relationship that develops between the grandmother and his grandchild: attention, kindness, trust and affection appear in a connection of extraordinary strength.

Yet one day, Daiki disappears without a word. Yukimi falls apart, Daiki's presence vanishes. What is left of this story, their relationship, their affection? Akihito Yoshida shows the impermanence of beings, the fragility of ties, the misleading appearances, the haunting absence of persons that are dear to us. 

This work has been exhibited at the Kyotographie International Photography Festival, the Lianzhou Foto Festival (both 2017), and at the Singapore International Photography Festival (2018)."

This book was initially self-published in 2017 in an edition of 111 copies (under the title The Absence of Two), in collaboration with the « Reminders Photography Stronghold » studio in Tokyo.

140 pages - Hardcover

Editions Xavier Barral, 2019

Format : 19 x 25.5 cm

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Akihito, Yoshida

Yoshida Akihito is a Japanese photographer. After a short career in teaching he established himself as a documentary photographer. He self-published "Brick Yard" in 2014, "Tannery" in 2016 and - in collaboration with RPS (Reminders Photography Stronghold) - "The Absence of Two" in 2017. This last book was released in a second edition by Editions Xavier Barral in 2019. © Portrait taken from the artist's website .
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