Captured during a months stay in the city of Manila, Philippines in August 1983, Jun Abe’s _Manila _is a culmination of his photographed experiences and encounters during his time spent in the country. Bound within the pages of this publication is an array of individuals and instances which string together the wanderings and explorations of Abe from the bustling city streets of Manila into a Medium Security Prison. What is present within the each pageis not only a document of the time and place captured within the images themselves but within the photographs lies a multitude of layers and meaning within each of the frames. This is a narrative which speaks both of the city and its individuals encountered by Abe, presenting an interconnectedness in-between cities and its landscapes, separate through the boundaries of geography yet temporarily connected through the frame of Abe’s images.
Jun ABE, Ryosuke KOSHINO, Nagisa GOTO, CHEN Jade, Yasuko NOGUCHI, Yuko HIRANO, Kosato MATSUOKA, Shogo YAMADA