Looking is Necessary

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Gian Butturini (1935-2006) was an Italian graphic designer who travelled to London in 1969. He took photographs of what was happening in the ‘swinging sixties’, and these were published in a book London, also in 1969. The photographs catch the energy of the city, in a grainy, blurry, dense street style – reminiscent of Provoke and Daido Moriyama. This past …

Setting Sun – Quotes – Part Two

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MEDIA Introduction ‘In postwar Japan, the photograph in its truest form is widely understood to be a reproduction imprint. It might almost be said that the fine-art photograph on the gallery wall is antithetical to how Japanese photography has developed over the past fifty years as strictly printed matter. The roots of this phenomenon are twofold. Photography [and the fine …