“Ce livre est un voyage captivant parmi les images de Hiroji Kubota depuis les images de l’Amérique des années 60 à celles qui documentent en couleurs la Chine, la Corée et le Japon. Dans cette somptueuse biographie visuelle, le photographe de Magnum basé à Tokyo se révèle être un brillant chroniqueur du monde et de notre temps ; textes de Alison Nordström, préface de Elliott Erwitt, postface de Mark Lubell, entretien par Chris Boot, photos en n.b. et en couleurs.
Livre accompagnant l’exposition présentée à Aperture Gallery et Sundaram Tagore Gallery, à New York, de novembre 2015 à Janvier 2016.
Over the course of a career spanning more than 50 years, Magnum photographer Hiroji Kubota has spent his life traveling extensively and documenting the world around him. From his coverage of the Black Panther Party in the mid-1960s to his incomparable access to North Korea, Kubota has prolifically captured the histories of diverse cultures throughout the world. This sumptuous visual biography encompasses the best images of his life’s work, broken down into chapters, with illuminating narrative texts throughout. Rooted in his experience of a Japan ravaged by destruction and famine at the end of World War II, Kubota’s work is characterized by a desire to find beauty and honor in human experience. Hiroji Kubota Photographer includes all of Kubota’s key bodies of work, including his many extended trips to China, Burma, the United States, and North and South Korea, as well as his home country, Japan.
Photographs by Hiroji Kubota. Authored by Hiroji Kubota. Text by Alison Nordström. Preface by Elliott Erwitt. Foreword by Mark Lubell. Interview by Chris Boot.
Hiroji Kubota began his career by assisting photographers René Burri, Burt Glinn, and Elliott Erwitt on their visit to Japan in 1961. In 1965 he joined Magnum Photos, producing major bodies of work, many in book form, on the United States, Japan, China, North and South Korea, and Southeast Asia. His numerous publications include From Sea to Shining Sea: A Portrait of America (1992) and Out of the East: Transition and Tradition in Asia (1999).