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Shunji OKURA "Private 2: Emma" 1971 Photobook

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Shunji OKURA, photographer. "Private 2: Emma." Japan: Camera Mainichi, 1971, First Edition, PB, (no dj as issued), 30 cm x 26 cm, 100 pp, 75 b/w photos.

References: Kaneko & Vartanian, Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s, p. 174-177; Bertolotti, Books of Nudes, p. 157.

Okura's Emma was awarded the Japan Photograph Association's annual prize. One of three photobooks from the important "Private" series - the other two are Hajime Sawatari's Nadia and Yoshihiro Tatsuki's Mariko Kaga monograph.

"In the series, the photographers, through some close connection between photographer and subject, created images in an attempt to reveal something private. The nudes were not only a study but the by-product of an apparent intimate connection between photographer and model. This was a switch from the "nude" to the "naked"."--Kaneko & Vartanian, Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s

Condition: Overall Very Good, maybe even better for this particular book. Various light handling signs, spine and interior are good, pages are brighter than usual.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $13.20. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $7.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $18.60 (USA), $22.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 675g.

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