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Setouchi no hitobito (People of Seto)

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  • Title (object)

    • Setouchi no hitobito (People of Seto)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition. Signed copy.

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  • Date

    • 1965
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  • Curator's comments

    Nakamura Yoshinobu was born in 1925 on Naoshima, one of the islands of the famously picturesque Japan Inland Sea (Seto Naikai). He became a professional photographer in 1955 and in 1958 won the Japan Photography Association's newcomer prize. Throughout the 50s he travelled around the islands of photographing villages that seemed to be lost in the past. He focuses on colourful individuals, a midwife, a postman, a doctor, a policeman, a primary school teacher, he lovingly portrays their life in the local community. In its focus on individual characters this charming book is strongly reminiscent of Kinoshita Keisuke's popular film 'Twenty-four Eyes' (Nijushi no hitomi, 1954) that was also filmed on one of the islands. It is in the best tradition of documentary photography. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.126 (Photobook number)

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