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Ikko NARAHARA "Tokyo, the '50s" 1996 Photobook

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Ikko NARAHARA, photographer. “Tokyo, the '50s." Motoki TSUDA, editor. Yasuhito NAGAHARA, art direction. Tokyo: Mole, 1996, First Edition, HB, (no dj as issued), 29 x 24 cm, 68 pp, 50 b/w photos, text in Japanese and English.

Whenever I released the shutter, I seemed to hear the beat of modern jazz, which I loved so much.”--Afterward by Narahara, "Tokyo, the '50s: When I First Roamed the Streets."

"In his early work Narahara focused on people who were living in isolation from the everyday world, such as monks in a Trappist monastery or the inmates of a women’s prison. His work aimed at creating a 'personal document,' he aspired to 'a process of laying bare the inner form by thoroughly depicting the exterior (Narahara). Walking a tightrope between description and abstraction, objectivity and a personal narrative, Narahara transcended the journalistic documentary photography then prevalent in Japan. Furthermore, Narahara displayed a particular facility for abstraction and the staging of everyday scenes in strict graphic compositions as in, for example, the series Tokyo, the ‘50s, which was only to be published in 1996."--Priska Pasquer

Condition: Very Good. Slight toning around the page edges.

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