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Author Holborn, Mark, 1949-

Title Black sun : the eyes of four : roots and innovation in Japanese photography / by Mark Holborn
Published New York : Aperture, [1986]


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Description 80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Series Aperture, 0003-6420 ; No. 102 (Spring 1986)
Aperture ; no. 102
Contents Roots and Innovation in Japanese Photography / by Mark Holborn -- Past and Present -- The Objective Eye -- Junin-no-me -- The Demon Myth -- Nippon -- The Journeys North and South -- The Surface of the City -- People and Ideas
Summary Japanese photography abounds, yet we have few published monographs that chart the growth of art photography in that country. To help fill this gap, Aperture has just published an unusual anthology of work by four of Japan's leading photographers. The most familiar of the four, Eikoh Hosoe, has produced an essay that dramatizes the legend of Kamaitach--a demonic spirit that visits rice fields and slashes its victims to death. Shomei Tomatsu has been absorbed with documenting the effects of the nuclear bombings of Japan along with other newsworthy events. Masahisa Fukase has produced an epic series on crows as a symbol of evil. And Daido Moriyama presents us with his graphic interpretation of Japan's culture. Also included is Mark Haworth-Booth's essay on the Japanese photographic climate
Notes "Current exhibition schedule: Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, December 8, 1985-February 9, 1986; Serpentine Gallery, London, England, April 5-May 11, 1986; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 9-October 26, 1986."
"Eikoh Hosoe, Shomei Tomatsu, Masahisa Fukase, Daido Moriyama"--Cover
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Subject Fukase, Masahisa, 1934-2012 -- Exhibitions.
Hosoe, Eikō, 1933- -- Exhibitions.
Hosoe, Eikō, 1933- -- Exhibitions.
Moriyama, Daidō, 1938- -- Exhibitions.
Tōmatsu, Shōmei, 1930-2012 -- Exhibitions.
Tōmatsu, Shōmei, 1930-2012 -- Exhibitions.
Photographers -- Japan -- Biography.
Photographers -- Japan -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Holborn, Mark, 1949-
Museum of Modern Art (Oxford, England)
Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Serpentine Gallery.
LC no. 85072539
ISBN 0893811858