'Japanese photography has attracted much attention beyond its native shores, especially in recent years. Far less familiar are the photographers' extensive and revealing writings, which not only illuminate how their photography should be viewed and understood but also articulate certain core concepts that make Japanese photography unique. These incisive, provocative texts, which are made available in this anthology for the first time in English, are essential to any comprehensive discussion of Japanese photography from the 1950s to now.' - from back cover

Includes biographical notes on photographers and a list of primary sources.
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Onsite

Location code REF.VAI2
Language

English

Keywords

photographyJapan

Publication/Creation date

2006

No of pages

224

ISBN / ISSN

9781931788830

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction
Why So Personal?

- Anne WILKES TUCKER

Realism
Photographic Realism and the Salon Picture

- Ken DOMON, 土門拳

The Man Who Said 'I Saw It! I Saw It!' and Passed It By

- Shomei TOMATSU, 東松照明

Toward a Chaotic Sea

- Shomei TOMATSU, 東松照明

The Decision to Shoot

- Daido MORIYAMA, 森山大道

Camp Story Playback

- Seiji KURATA, 倉田精二

Landscapes
Squinting Landscape Discourse: Photographing the San'in Region, 40 Years

- Shoji UEDA, 植田正治

The 'Landscape' Appears

- Yutaka TAKANASHI, 高梨豐

Temporary Ruins

- Ryuji MIYAMOTO, 宮本隆司

Photography as Another Reality

- Shigeo GOCHO, 牛腸茂雄

Memory and Time
Adieu-Wiedersehen

- Seiichi FURUYA, 古屋誠一

The Silence of Photographs

- Ryuji MIYAMOTO, 宮本隆司

Bleached Journal

- Hiroshi SUGIMOTO, 杉本博司

Media
Self-Change in the Act of Shooting

- Takuma NAKAHIRA, 中平卓馬

From Postwar Japan to Travels West

- Ihei KIMURA, 木村伊兵衛

From Document to Memory

- Daido MORIYAMA, 森山大道

Photo Log
Excerpt from 'Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?'

- Takuma NAKAHIRA, 中平卓馬

Notes on Photographing Barakei

- Eiko HOSOE, 細江英公

Man/Woman
The Photo Apparatus Between Man and Woman

- Nobuyoshi ARAKI, 荒木経惟

Photographic Discourse as Strip Show

- Nobuyoshi ARAKI, 荒木経惟

A Connection Called Looking

- Miyako ISHIUCHI, 石内都

Sentimentalism
My Mother's Death, or, An Introduction to Family Photography

- Nobuyoshi ARAKI, 荒木経惟

My Father's Lover, or, An Introduction to Portrait Photography

- Nobuyoshi ARAKI, 荒木経惟

Ravens: The End

- Masahisa FUKASE, 深瀬昌久

Epilogue
Something Like a Sunset

- Takashi HOMMA, ホンマタカシ

Setting Sun: Writings by Japanese Photographers
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Setting Sun: Writings by Japanese Photographers