Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s
In as much as a book publication is generally meant to be for all times, there is always the question of why now? Why publish Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ‘70s now? What has it got to say about the current state of affairs in contemporary Japanese photography and photography in general?.
Faces are funny things. They are inordinately plastic and expressive, constantly changing according to our health, attitudes and moods—brightening and darkening, lifting and drooping, opening and closing—and always, inexorably in the process of ageing, whatever makeup or makeover manoeuvres we try to pull off.