Everywhere - Gather Yourself - Stand.
Photographs by Yoshiko Seino.
Osiris Co., Ltd., 2009. 72 pp., 48 color illustrations, 6¾x10¼".
Seino Yoshiko's work was published in the book The Sign of Life, published by Osiris in 2003.With the first book, she's took mostly landscape photographs with a medium-format camera. The Signs of Life was exhibition in a solo show at Fotomuseum Winterthur .
This new book, Everywhere — Gather Yourself — Stand consists of her 48 recent photographs taken with a 35 mm camera. Unfortunately, Seino Yoshiko died on May 19, 2009 at age of 46. This book became the last message from her as it was co-edited and titled by Yoshiko herself is quoted from Paul Celan's poem.
As the co-editor, Yoko Sawada. from publisher Osiris states, 'It might be difficult to categorize her photographs according to the established framework, but I think her works are surely in a stream of Japanese contemporary photography which has emerged from the non-Western way of thinking.'
Read Charles Dee Mitchell's review of Everywhere — Gather Yourself — Stand on photoeye Magazine.