Issei Suda

Fushi kaden, re-edit (definitive edition) - TWO SIGNED COPIES LEFT!

€ 450,00
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"Gorgeous 2012 reworking of Issei Suda's 1979 Fushikaden, long out of print and commanding high prices for what is essentially a poorly-printed book in often fair-to-middling condition. This edition, limited to 500 copies -- each of which is signed by Suda and numbered -- has been released on the occasion of the two-part Fall 2012 exhibition of the work in Tokyo.
'Fushikaden' began life as a series that intermittently appeared between 1975 to 1977 in the magazine Camera Mainichi. Suda later combined those photographs with other unpublished work and published that together in the 1979 book (9789879801710, 978-9879801710). This new publication is not simply a reprinting of the original, but adds in 38 photos not included in the earlier book, and Suda himself in the book's afterword considers the new book as 'the complete edition'." (text: japan exposures)

"Now finally,after all those years, these photographs are being published once again, this time in the form of a complete edition including 38 items of that weren't in the original book.Marking a point in my career when I was finaly at the start line at the ready to go,the series composed of photos shot in daily life situations and on the road in the Kanto and Thoku areas is for me a deeply emotional affair,and at once a slightly embarrassing document of my youth that reveals just now little has changed." (Issei Suda about 'Fushikaden 2012' in the afterword)

About the photographer (*1940):
Graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 1962; hired as house photographer for Shuji Terayama’s experimental theater troupe Tenjo Sajiki in 1967, before commencing his work as a freelance photographer in 1971. A Newcomer's Award from the Photographic Society of Japan for 'Fushi Kaden' catapulted him into the limelight in 1976.
He further received the Photographic Society of Japan’s Annual Award for the exhibition of the “Monogusa Syui” series in 1983, followed in 1985 by the 1st Domestic Photography Award at Higashikawa for “Nichijo no danpen”. In 1997, his book 'Human Memory' received several awards including the Domon Ken Prize. In 2013, his large-scale retrospective exhibition “Nagi no hira - fragments of calm” was shown at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
His works capturing moments between reality and non-reality have lately earned a high reputation also outside Japan. Main photo collections include 'Fushi Kaden' (1978), 'Waga Tokyo 100' (1979), 'Akai hana / scarlet bloom' (2000), 'Fushi Kaden (definitive edition', 2012), 'Anonymous Men and Women' (2013) and 'Rei'(2015).

"Suda was born in Tokyo. He became interested in photography by reading magazines, and was particularly impressed by the work of Weegee and Irving Penn. When he entered the Tokyo School of Photography, his father gave him a 6x6 Rolleflex, and the square format has continued to be his favourite. After graduating he worked as a stage photographer. His pictures began to appear in the magazines in 1971 and he was Japan's 'New Photographer of the Year' in 1976.
'Fushi Kaden' (1978) borrows its title (in translation: 'Transmission of the Flower of the Art') from one of the classic 15th Century works on the Japanese Noh Theatre, which, though written largely to preserve the teaching about the Noh is now read mainly as a philosophical work. The artist must strive for perfection, the 'flower' of total beauty, whether in dance or with a camera." (kowasa)


(thx to for doing this video!)