78

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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 1983, these photographs have never been published until this day.

In this book, Suda's unique and profoundly urban vision unfolds in a series of contrasts and allusions. The unexpected presence of animals and children's mischievous looks fill up the streets, adding a sense of strangeness to these everyday scenes. From Tokyo to its surrounding prefectures, the photographer's striking world is immersed in urban energy, bringing out – with a hint of humour – its spirit. The same energy can also be found in Suda’s trademark deep and contrasted blacks, a unique hallmark of his work.

« It was only upon our return to France that I realised Suda had passed away at 78, the exact number of prints we had intuitively selected on that autumn afternoon. This book is a tribute to the great photographer he was. »

          --  Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi  "

128 pages - Hardcover

Chose Commune, 2020

Format : 24 x 28 cm

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Suda, Issei

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)
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