Issei Suda : Anonymous Man and Woman (Tokyo 1976-78)

Photographe Suda Issei
1ère édition avec un Cachet d'Artiste et numérotée sur 600 exemplaires. Artist Stamp & Numbered / Limited Editions of 600.

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« Anonymous Men and Women » est une série d’une centaine de photographies prises entre 1976 et 1978 à Tokyo. 49 d’entre eux ont été publiés dans le numéro de novembre 1978 de Camera Mainichi, et à peu près à la même époque, les 100 tirages ont été exposés au Nikon Salon (Shinjuku/Ginza).
Cependant, ces œuvres n’ont pas été compilées dans un livre photo au moment de leur publication initiale, mais sont restées séparées jusqu’à ce jour, plusieurs éléments de la série étant inclus dans des livres photo tels que Waga Tokyo 100 (Nikon Salon Books, 1979 : 25 éléments ), Ningen no kioku (Creo, 1996 : 3 éléments), Tokyokei (Zen Photo, 2013 : 3 éléments) et Childhood Days (Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2015 : 3 éléments), et l’un d’entre eux a été présenté lors d’une exposition en 1982 dans le cadre de la série « Monogusa Syui ».
Comme il n’y a actuellement aucun moyen de vérifier l’intégrité de la série « Anonymous Men and Women » telle qu’elle était lors de sa première publication, ce livre est une tentative de rassembler toutes les cent photographies et de restaurer la série comme Issei Suda l’avait initialement envisagée.

Artist Stamp & Numbered / Limited Editions of 600

Just like there exists no flower that has no name, there are no nameless humans existing in reality.
If we consider those figures that our history books tell us about as protagonists, most human beings are reduced to mere supporting actors. However, needless to point out, a slight change of perspective will present them as subjects of their unique personal histories. While seemingly buried in the casualness of daily life, all of them carry their own individual power and toughness, concealed deep within.
That’s exactly how revolutions used to happen, initiated by such anonymous, ordinary citizens. […] Their time may have been just a passing moment that is long gone, but as a photographer, I seem to feel the repercussions and the significance of their existence still today. – Issei Suda, Excerpt of a statement made during his lifetime.

“Anonymous Men and Women” is a series of one hundred photographs taken between 1976 and 1978 in Tokyo. 49 of them were published in the November 1978 issue of Camera Mainichi, and around the same time, all 100 prints were exhibited at Nikon Salon (Shinjuku/Ginza).
However, these works were not compiled in a photobook at the time of their initial publication, but remained separated up to this day, with several items from the series being included in such photobooks as Waga Tokyo 100 (Nikon Salon Books, 1979: 25 items), Ningen no kioku (Creo, 1996: 3 items), Tokyokei (Zen Photo, 2013: 3 items), and Childhood Days (Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2015: 3 items), and one being featured at an exhibition in 1982 as part of the “Monogusa Syui” series.
As there is presently no chance to inspect the entire “Anonymous Men and Women” series as it was when it was first released, this book is an attempt to bring all of the one hundred photographs back together and restore the series as Issei Suda had originally envisioned.

Poids 850 g
Dimensions 21.5 × 21 cm
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Langue(s) anglais, japonais
Nombre de pages 160
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