Takashi Homma. New Documentary

New Documentary is a bilingual exhibition catalogue (Japanese/English) published in conjunction with a traveling retrospective of the photographer`s work to date. The exhibitions are being held at three major contemporary art venues in Japan between January 2011 and September 2012. The book itself is a beautifully designed, engaging, and accessible introduction to the work of one of Japan`s most prominent contemporary photographers and gives the reader a taste of seven of Homma`s major projects from the last ten years: “Trails,” “Tokyo and My Daughter,” “Widows,” “M,” “Together: Wildlife Corridors in Los Angeles,” “Seeing Itself,” and “Short Hope.” While it`s the Homma of the museum wall and the contemporary art world that`s featured in this book, his work from years as a fashion and editorial photographer are also included in a section entitled “re-construction” in which he re-cropped and re-photographed in black-and-white clips from his commercial work. Perhaps most illuminating is the section “Photobooks,” a comprehensive list of Homma`s published books, zines, and magazines, complete with illustrated excerpts. Different types of paper are used for the different sections of the book, reinforcing the visual diversity on display with a tactile diversity. Also included are essays by Noi Sawaragi, Elein Fleiss, Francesco Zanot, and Motoaki Hori.

Text: Sawaragi Noi, Hori Motoaki et al. cm 21×28; pp. 234; Publisher: Asahi Shimbun, Osaka, 2011.

ISBN: 9784900050563 | 4900050563
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New Documentary is a bilingual exhibition catalogue (Japanese/English) published in conjunction with a traveling retrospective of the photographer`s work to date. The exhibitions are being held at three major contemporary art venues in Japan between January 2011 and September 2012. The book itself is a beautifully designed, engaging, and accessible introduction to the work of one of Japan`s most prominent contemporary photographers and gives the reader a taste of seven of Homma`s major projects from the last ten years: “Trails,” “Tokyo and My Daughter,” “Widows,” “M,” “Together: Wildlife Corridors in Los Angeles,” “Seeing Itself,” and “Short Hope.” While it`s the Homma of the museum wall and the contemporary art world that`s featured in this book, his work from years as a fashion and editorial photographer are also included in a section entitled “re-construction” in which he re-cropped and re-photographed in black-and-white clips from his commercial work. Perhaps most illuminating is the section “Photobooks,” a comprehensive list of Homma`s published books, zines, and magazines, complete with illustrated excerpts. Different types of paper are used for the different sections of the book, reinforcing the visual diversity on display with a tactile diversity. Also included are essays by Noi Sawaragi, Elein Fleiss, Francesco Zanot, and Motoaki Hori.

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