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GIRI GIRI - Japan
This series is a play on the images conveyed by Japan through different societal archetypes: geisha, robots, dolls, salarymen, kimonos, yakuzas, sumos, etc. These are the images on which the exotic Western imagination has been built for a century and a half, following the opening up of Japan at the end of the 19th century during the Meiji era – whose name is derived from the kanji „light“, the foundation of photography. It is also a play on the concept of photographic truth in the fluctuating relationship that a documentary work can establish with fiction. As filmmaker Chris Marker wrote, „Inventing Japan is just another way of getting to know it“.
Format: 22x29 cm | 264 pages - 102 images | Canvas cover | Bilingual French - English | € 40
English presentation (1'23")
Présentation en français (1'23")
> JAPAN | Journal du Japon : « J’aime qu’on sente l’échelle humaine dans son environnement. »
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