Navel and A-Bomb: A Short Film by Eikoh Hosoe 細江英公 / 「へそと原爆」(1960)

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Navel and A-Bomb: A Short Film by Eikoh Hosoe (1960)

Japan’s Eikoh Hosoe is one of Asia’s Most Influential Photographers. In 1960, Hosoe created the Jazz Film Laboratory (Jazzu Eiga Jikken-shitsu) to work on experimental film-making. This black and white film Navel and A-Bomb (Heso to genbaku) by Hosoe was made under the label.

Featuring Hijikata Tatsumi, Navel and A-Bomb (1960) narrates a new beginning provoked by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Eikoh Hosoe is currently the director of Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts(K*MoPA) and they are calling for submissions to their (K*MoPA) Young Portfolio Program.


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