Ravens by Masahisa Fukase (First Edition)
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Condition: Used - Very good condition, with original glassine dust jacket and cardboard case
Karasu (Ravens) by Masahisa Fukase is a 10-year pursuit of ravens in his native Japan in 63 black and white photographs. Fukase tries to capture the culture of Japan amongst portraits of melancholy cats, girls, a solitary homeless man and an unkindness of ravens. Following them from the site of the Hiroshima Bomb and his hometown of Hokkaido and to his estranged wife, in the final portrait, who left him after a marriage of 13 years.
No two images are paired together, with one image following another in a square format with neutral white borders throughout.
Cited as 'an obscure masterpiece' by the British Journal of Photography, their panel of experts nominated this as the most important photography book of the past 25 years.