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Human Land.
Photographs by Ikko Narahara.
Fukkan, Japan, 2017. 176 pp., black-and-white illustrations, 11ΒΌx9".

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Ikko Narahara’s legendary photobook - available again 30 years after its original publication.

During the 1960s, the small island of Gunkanjima — now a world heritage site and uninhabitated for more than 40 years — off the coast of Nagasaki was home to a population of roughly 5000. They were coal workers during an era that relied on coal as its energy source. Due to the small size of the island, the population density was more than nine times higher than Tokyo’s.

For his 1956 exhibition Human Land, Narahara photographed Gunkanjima as well as the island of Sakurajima in Kagoshima prefecture, which has suffered a gigantic volcanic explosion - the most powerful in 20th century Japan - in 1914 that left villages covered under a three meter thick layer of ashes.

The photobook followed in 1987, 30 years after the series had first been exhibited. In 2017, another 30 years later, the book is finally available again as a reprint.


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