Subway Love

Subway Love

by Nobuyoshi Araki (Photographer)




From 1963 until 1972, the young Nobuyoshi Araki obsessively photographed his fellow passengers during his daily commute on the Tokyo subway. Yawning businessmen, women dozing with their legs splayed, kids who mugged for the camera-Araki captured them all candidly on film, without using a viewfinder. Now, over thirty years later, Subway Love brings back to life these vital and various "prisoners" crammed into their subway cars. Included is an interview with Araki, who explains the essence of documentary: "to gaze unflinchingly at a thing for a long time."

The brilliant and controversial Nobuyoshi Araki is one of Japan's leading photographers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784896841404
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Publication date: 04/15/2006
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nobuyoshi Araki, born in Tokyo in 1940, has a worldwide reputation for his brilliant-and sometimes shocking-photographs. His subject matter is Tokyo and the people who live there. His work can be seen as a detailed diary of his life, or a catalogue of things that catch his visual interest.

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