Although the photographs in Yasuko Noguchi’s book “In Search of Sakura” were not taken with a specific theme in mind, the street photographs and snapshots are united by Noguchi’s quiet humanism and wondrous interest in seemingly every detail of the world as it unfolds around her. Shot over a period of six years while she was visiting an evening course at the Visual Arts College of Photography, these works represent her search for an own photographic voice and style. Exploring her sensibilities and her surroundings, Noguchi discovered meaning in a pantomime preparing his face in a park, children attentively following an event off-screen, a woman cradling her grandchild, a group of seagulls flying by uncomfortably close and other seemingly innocuous moments.
“These works are tinged with the dark memories of my younger years.
I have kept them separate for a long time but eventually decided to bind them together in a photobook, as a gift to my young, youthful self.”
― from the artist’s statement (translation by shashasha)
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- 250 × 254 mm
- 120 pages, 99 images
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