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Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Watashi ga Shashin da" - "I am Photography" 1982 Photo Book


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Watashi ga shashin da" - "I am Photography." Japan: Mure Shuppan, 1982, First Edition, PB, dj, 21 cm x 15 cm, 192 pp, b/w photos.

"Based around photographs taken by Katsumi Takahashi for a feature in Mainichi Club, this book ends with a chronology entitled 'A Comprehensive History of Ararchism, 1940-82' and a long essay by Kazuo Nishii, 'Nobuyoshi Araki as an Ascetic on the Path of Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion: Photographs without Soul.'"--Kotaro Iizawa, Araki: Self, Life, Death

"Prior to around 1990, when he started producing photobooks at a frightening pace, Araki's work was considerably more personal than the kink and bondage imagery for which he is now best known. While this nicely printed early book does indeed see him moving in the latter direction, it is quite autobiographical, containing many self-portraits as well as a capsule summary of his career containing numerous thumbnail reproductions."--Photo-eye

Condition: Very Good, binding unbent.

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