We are pleased to announce the publication of the book Photography? End?
Title: Photography? End?
Seven visions and seven photographic experiences
The book consists of individual interviews with seven Japanese artists, based in Japan and abroad. They are working together as an artist collective under the same name as this book title - Photography? End? The members are: Yuji Hamada, Ken Kitano, Miki Nitadori, Yuki Onodera, Naruki Oshima, Risaku Suzuki and Kazuyoshi Usui. The interviews were conducted and edited by curator Mitsuhiro Wakayama, who asks how the artists had come to adopt the medium of photography in developing their work and what role it has played in their creation up to now. The book explores the work of each of the artists, revealing both their shared and contrasting qualities as they are. The artists hope this could be a starting point for the reader to discover or question what contemporary photography may be. Each of the interviews is accompanied by color and black and white photographs that illustrate the respective works and creative processes of the artists.
In addition to the standard edition, there is a special edition of 30 boxed sets, comprising the book together with one original object from each of the seven artists (such as film, photographic prints, or sound files) relating to their creative process.
Publisher: Magic hour edition,
Interviewer/ Editor: Mitsuhiro Wakayama
Design: Yuri Suyama
Translation: Gavin Frew
Proof reading (Japanese): Fuyuki Ono
Proof reading/ editor (English): Susan Chikuba
Publishing date: June 10 2022
First printing: 1,500 copies / Special edition 30 copies
Languages: English/ Japanese
Size: A5, 148 x 210 mm
Total Pages: 196 (text: 124 pages, photographs: 72 pages)
For further inquiries about the book and press images, please contact Magic Hour Editon
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Miki, an artist, that questions and propose to share experiences with another.