My Japan by Issei Suda

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"The everyday becomes mysterious, the mundane feels exceptional.”

Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1940, Issei Suda began his career photography career in the late-1960s. While other Japanese photographers such as Daidō Moriyama and Takuma Nakahira formed groups and collectives like Provoke, Suda worked alone. Consequently he received less attention from Western audiences, but his work is today regarded as among the most important Japanese photography.

Suda's curiosity and fascination with the theatricality of everyday Japanese life and customs drove him to get up close with his camera, leading to extraordinary and unique image-making. Suda had a talent for square format compositions and is known for the technical perfection of his black-and-white prints as well as for his unique and surrealistic visual style.

Suda sadly passed away in March 2019, but now this book has appeared, a beautifully designed overview of his life's work from the 1960's to 2018.

144 pages, 17 x 21 cm, paperback, Swiss binding, English language. First Editon, 2021.