Modoru Okinawa

1975. Okinawa, Japan. The Vietnam War has just ended. Koza City is where the Kadena U.S. Air Force base is located. The B-52s that attacked North Vietnam took off from here. With the end of the war the city becomes the epicenter of a celebrative rush that lasts for a few years. The city experiences a momentary crazed and raucous time. A cacophonic spell where Japanese culture collides and becomes intimate with African-American trends and culture. Ultimately it became a successful, popular shock wave. It all dies off with the advent of the 1980s. Keizo Kitajima visits Koza city regularly during those years and he executes a vital work, a crucial and important piece of documentary photography. During those years Keizo realizes that the photographic exploration of reality is everything but small talk or commentary: it is an observation detached from any sentimentalism, a way to go further than what meets the eye and to document what is beyond the simple appearance.

Text: Caujolle Christian. cm 17,5×24; pp. 136; hardcover. Publisher: Gomma Books, 2015.

ISBN: 9780957414518| 095741451X

ID: 19024

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1975. Okinawa, Japan. The Vietnam War has just ended. Koza City is where the Kadena U.S. Air Force base is located. The B-52s that attacked North Vietnam took off from here. With the end of the war the city becomes the epicenter of a celebrative rush that lasts for a few years. The city experiences a momentary crazed and raucous time. A cacophonic spell where Japanese culture collides and becomes intimate with African-American trends and culture. Ultimately it became a successful, popular shock wave. It all dies off with the advent of the 1980s. Keizo Kitajima visits Koza city regularly during those years and he executes a vital work, a crucial and important piece of documentary photography. During those years Keizo realizes that the photographic exploration of reality is everything but small talk or commentary: it is an observation detached from any sentimentalism, a way to go further than what meets the eye and to document what is beyond the simple appearance.

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