My Japan

@ Suda, Issei

978-9490119959

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Presentation by Fw: Books:

" For Issei Suda (1940–2019), photography was a means to document the ordinary and reveal the extraordinary.

Traditional country festivals were a favourite subject, but he also saw theatre in Tokyo's street life. Suda had a talent for square format compositions and is known for the technical perfection of his black-and-white prints as well as for his unique and surrealistic visual style.

My Japan is an introduction to his life's work, from the 1960s until the publication of his final book in 2018. It includes rarely seen photographs from his early stage photographer days for the avant-garde theatre troupe Tenjo Sajiki, and iconic series, such as Fushi Kaden and Waga Tokyo 100.

In the interview included in this book, Suda called every photograph his favourite: « For me, they work together as a photographic album that reflects myself and my times. » "

Texts in English. A book made in collaboration with FOMU Antwerp.

144 pages - Softcover with partial dustjacket

Fw: Books, 2021

Format : 17 x 20.5 cm

New - Mint condition

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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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