Most photographers who have an interest in the photography scene in Japan have heard of Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki, but not many people have heard of Osaka based Japanese street photographer Jun Abe.
The old mother handed me home-made umeboshi (pickled plums) and nori-no-tsukudani (laver boiled down in soy) as mementos, and told me “You be sure to come back someday.”
Masaru Goto is a Japanese photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. It was his early photographs of the Cambodian war that first inspired his partner, and previously featured photo curator Yumi Goto.
In 1997, I returned to Cambodia. At that time, rumors of a coup were going around Phnom Penh, and it finally happened in July. Following heavy street fighting in the city, the battle moved to the country’s northwest.
“What does it mean by loving oneself? I wish somebody would tell me…” …said Sayuri, before she hung up the phone.
In this Invisible Interview we shine the spotlight on photo curator, editor and evangelist Yumi Goto. Yumi has got to be one of the busiest people in the current photojournalism scene in Asia.
Update: Invisible Ph t grapher Asia is proud to support and partner the Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop. Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop (TDPW) is a 5-day workshop on documentary photography held in August 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. This is a unique and rare opportunity to work closely with instructors including photographers and curators who are working both nationally and internationally.
Junku Nishimura, a.k.a junku-newcleus, is a Japanese street photographer, and in his own words, the ‘most funkiest funk old school unknown DJ in the world’.