Ishiuchi Miyako - Postwar Shadows
'Ishiuchi is compelled by surfaces — whether bodily or architectural — and the histories they bear. In a sense, everything she photographs is a scar, a story of damage and its visible residue' - LA Times
'Photographer Ishiuchi Miyako traces the haunting history of her homeland in a poignant and politically-charged new retrospective' - AnOther
Recipient of the prestigious Hasselblad Award in 2014, Ishiuchi Miyako (b. 1947) ranks as one of the most significant photographers working in Japan today.
Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows—which includes a selection of more than 100 works— accompanies an exhibition by the same name, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from 2015 to 2016. This book is the first major English-language publication that reviews her career. Beginning with Yokosuka Story (1977-78), Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows traces her extended investigation of life in postwar Japan and culminates with her images of garments and accessories once owned by victims of the atomic blast in Hiroshima: ひろしま/hiroshima, on view seventy years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
- Author: Amanda Maddox, Assistant Curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Date published: August 2015
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
- ISBN: 978-1606064559
- Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 24.1 x 2.3 cm