"[Kamaitachi is] a spellbinding collection of images, ranging in subject from comedy to tragedy, mystery to eroticism, movement to stillness. The mud, straw, grass and leaves provide a strong sense of the villagers' closeness to nature. There is, too, a powerful sense of drama and of tradition brought before the camera." -- Mark Bentley --Black + White Photography
"...Japanese photography books are not 'just' a collection of images - they are to be seen as a whole, with each individual image being not that important. Looking through Kamaitachi provides a welcome opportunity to see this principle in action; and, of course, there is the added thrill of seeing the work by one of Japan's most important post-war photographers." -- Jörg Colberg --Conscientious blog
About the Author
Eikoh Hosoe was born in the Yamagata Prefecture of Japan in 1933. Today he remains one Japanis most important artistsonot only for his own work but also as a teacher and as an ambassador fostering artistic exchange between Japan and the outside world. He is the founder and director of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and professor of photography at the Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics. Hosoe lives in Tokyo and is represented by the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York.
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