New Trends in Japanese Photography

SKIRA are renowned for their high quality Photography Series and this is a worthy addition to their catalogue. The editor has sensitively presented a selection of work by Japanese photographers in a stimulating display of new trends in Japanese photography – Most Highly Recommended.


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NAME:New Trends in Japanese Photography
FILE: R2614
AUTHOR: editor, Filippo Maggia
PUBLISHER: SKIRA
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  167
PRICE: £35.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Maiko Haruki, Naoki Ishikawa, Tomoko Murakoshi, Yurie 
Nagashima, Sohei Nishino, Koji Onaka, Yuki Onodera, Chino Otsuka, 
Tomoko Sawada, Leiko Shiga, Risaku Suzuki, Ryoko Suzuki, Chikako 
Yamashiro

ISBN: 978-88-572-3279-9

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DESCRIPTION: SKIRA are renowned for their high quality Photography 
Series and this is a worthy addition to their catalogue. The 
editor has sensitively presented a selection of work by Japanese 
photographers in a stimulating display of new trends in Japanese 
photography – Most Highly Recommended.

In general, Japanese photographers are not well known in Europe 
and this new book has set out to correct this lack of visibility. 
Perhaps the first question on viewing a collection of outstanding 
images is whether it truly represents current Japanese photographic 
trends. The answer is in the Biography section at the back of the 
book. Each of the photographers is presented by a brief, but 
informative, biography that indicates their achievements in awards 
and exhibitions.

SKIRA often produces its books with English and Italian as twinned 
languages. This book has concentrated on English. This may 
disappoint some regular readers, but as this is a work of 
international importance, English, in some form, is now the 
International language in so many areas of life and the major 
content of the book is imagery, which is truly international. In 
view of the nationality of the photographers, it may bring to 
mind the difficulties in choosing a language for a work that 
should have very wide appeal. Before World War Two a Japanese 
scientist made the very important discovery of the Northern Jet 
Stream. He fully recognized the importance of his work and wanted 
the World to know and to encourage further research. With the best 
intentions, he published his work in Esperanto, believing this 
to be THE International language. The result was that almost no one, 
even in Japan, read of his discovery and the jet streams were 
re-discovered only when US B-29 bomber crews were flying over 
Japan at very high altitude and finding their aircraft refusing 
to follow the required course to target, as jet stream winds 
blew them back and sideways.

The editor has presented a selection of work that captures the 
remarkably complex range of new Japanese photographic work. It is 
extremely varied, enticing and stimulating. The production of the 
book is first class and provides a faithful platform for each of 
the images. The work is very different from typical images 
produced in Europe and this is a collection that should appeal to 
a very wide audience, provoking fresh thought that could produce 
a completely new set of trends that draw from both European and 
Japanese trends.