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Beginnings: 1975.
Photographs and text by Miyako Ishiuchi.
Sokyu-sha, Tokyo, Japan, 2018. In English & Japanese. 58 pp., 45 black-and-white illustrations, 9x8¾".

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Beginnings: 1975 is a collection of Miyako Ishiuchi’s earliest photographs. Ishiuchi discovered the images by chance while preparing a solo exhibition at the Yokohama Museum of Art.

The photos were taken from within Ishiuchi’s daily life, and developed in a makeshift darkroom in her parents’ house. The black-and-white photos “provoke no nostalgia, no sentimental memories; they appear instead as mysterious proof of the depth of the decades between that time and my life today,” writes Ishiuchi in her afterword (available in Japanese and English), adding: “Although I still find them imperfect, I recognize I already had the vision that led me to create Yokosuka StoryApartment, and Endless Nights.”


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