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Akita 秋田 (Akita Prefecture)

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  • Title (object)

    • Akita 秋田 (Akita Prefecture)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition.

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  • Date

    • 1978
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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 29.8 centimetres
    • Width: 21 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Even though it was published posthumously, 'Akita' represents a major achievement in the photographer's oeuvre: The images were taken between 1952 and 1965 and whether by topical coincidence or design have a similar feel to Hamaya Hiroshi. Kimura visited the region in north-western Japan famous for rice growing and festivals more than twenty times. Much of the work focuses on the daily hardships and joys encountered in the so-called simple life (whoever coined that phrase? - there is clearly nothing simple about it) of the countryside. Although the theme appears to be anthropological the images stand out for their focus on human relations and emotions. This is the fourth volume in the series Nikon Salon Books, which was published by the Nikkor Club at irregular intervals and stands out for the high quality of the reproductions. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


  • Location

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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.93 (Photobook number)

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