Eastbeats: Osaka 1964 – 1970

Eastbeats: Osaka 1964 – 1970

Yoshihiro SUZUKI

Publisher: Spector Books

An “amateur photographer’s” portrait of postwar Osaka, published for the first time

As a young man who had just moved from the countryside to the metropolis of Osaka, Yoshihiro Suzuki (born 1941) started a new life as a company worker by treating himself to a Minolta SRI single-lens reflex camera. In his free time, he wandered around the city, spontaneously and curiously photographing the urban landscape, from boulevards to shopping arcades and from the business district to traditional backstreets.

Suzuki refers to himself as an “amateur photographer,” and his story is representative of the strong amateur photography movement in postwar Japan, which is for the most part unknown to the public. Suzuki’s early photographs came to light by pure coincidence: his son’s wife, Yumi Son, discovered the negatives and developed them as contact sheets. More than 50 years after Suzuki’s photographs were taken, they are finally published as a photobook.

Yoshihiro Suzuki, born 1941 in Ashiya (Japan), first took up photography around 1964. He lives in Osaka.
Yumi Son, born 1971 in Himeji (Japan), discovered the photo archive at her father-in-law’s house in Osaka. She lives in Berlin.

― description from the publisher

Keywords: Osaka

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Book Size
240 × 170 mm
Pages
288 pages
Binding
Softcover
Publication Year
2023
Language
English, Japanese
ISBN
978-3-959054-86-7

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