I See Angels Every Day.
Photographs by Hiroshi Watanabe. Text by Hiroshi Watanabe, Masafumi Suzuki, and Eiko Hosoe
Mado-sha, Tokyo, In English and, 2007. In Japan. 92 pp., 80 black-and-white photographs, 8¾x10¼".
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"Actually, the angel ought to have had his dwelling in me. But he knew only angelic truth and understood nothing about man." from Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung.
"Hiroshi Watanabe's newest book I see Angels Every Day takes place in the San Lazaro Psychiartic Hospital and the surrounding town of Quito, Ecuador in 2001. Unlike the angel in Jung's dream, Watanabe's manifestations of his visions in photographs reveal an understanding of mankind's truth. As Suzuki Masufumi's states in his prelude to this book, Watanabe is willing to "situate himself within the double-mirror of the gazes" to look outward and embrace being gazed upon-to understand. The book includes 80 plates expanding the work previously seen in the self-published, Faces Vol. 1. San Lazaro Psychiatric Hospital. These photographs, along with still lifes and additional portraits, are divinely printed in monochrome.-Melanie McWhorter
Hiroshi Watanabe is represented by photo-eye Gallery. See his work here.
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