Provoke

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The Japanese photo magazine ‘Provoke’ only published three issues, in 1968 and 1969. It was a rejection of many of the then-prevailing ‘global’ photographic norms. And it uniquely caught the 1960’s era of protest against American military bases on Japanese soil, Tokyo’s Narita airport extension and more. It also reflected growing Japanese confidence and self-identification after WWII. From the Provoke …

Daido Moriyama – Record

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Daido Moriyama, when history is written, will be noted as one of the greatest photographers of his generation. Japanese photography has always interested me, even before we lived there. Yet it still seems under-appreciated in histories of photography. Witness Bystander by Westerbeck and Meyerowitz – in the 2017 volume they ignored Japanese Street Photography. Instead (in brief sections) wrote about …