"First, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of those who stood before me and taught immature me about the splendor of living, the seemingly momentary sparkle of evanescence, the power of life with its ability to disentangle everything, and so many other things." - from the afterword by Ryuichi Ishikawa
Winner of the prestigious Kimura Ihei Award for the best Japanese book published in 2014 along with his other book A Grand Polyphony. Two hefty titles released simultaneously by Akaaka in which the young photographer born and bred in Okinawa explores the regions subculture and underclass in this deeply hierarchical society.
okinawan portraits 2010-2012｜Photographs by Ryuichi Ishikawa 石川竜一｜ISBN: 978-4-86541-026-6｜262×285mm｜180 page｜hardcover｜Language: Japanese & English｜Published by Akaaka｜November 2014
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