Rasen Kaigan / Album by Lieko Shiga

Rasen Kaigan / Album
by Lieko Shiga
 

280 pages
186 color illustrations
10.25 x 14.25 in
AKAAKA, 2013


Publisher’s Description:

Living in Kitakama, Shiga worked as the resident photographer, documenting festivals and other official events while also recording an oral history of the region. Shiga created each work as though her photography were inseparable from her own body as if inhaling Kitakama's air as deeply as possible and then slowly, quietly breathing it out. This was not meant as a conceptual expression of Kitakama's character and individuality, but to reveal traces of physical activities connected with the land. Therefore, what one sees in Shiga's works is not an auteur's 'answer' to telling the stories of Kitakama, but the revelation of Shiga's ongoing engagement with the larger questions she asks herself: What is the nature of photography as a medium? And what is the nature of living and expressing oneself on land? Perhaps these questions speak clearly to our society and its many problems.





Rasen Kaigan / Album by Lieko Shiga
Rasen Kaigan / Album by Lieko Shiga

Rasen Kaigan / Album by Lieko Shiga
Rasen Kaigan / Album by Lieko Shiga
 
Rasen Kaigan / Album by Lieko Shiga AKAAKA