This retrospective of Masahisa Fukase’s work for the first time provides an overview of one of the most radical and important photographers of his generation.
Edited by Simon Baker, the Tate’s first photography curator, and Tomo Kosuga, director of the Masahisa Fukase Archives, the comprehensive book showcases 26 of the artist’s series, including many previously unpublished works, on more than 400 pages.
Fukase has been a seminal figure in contemporary Japanese photography since the 1960s. In 1974, he founded the Workshop Photography School together with figures such as Daido Moriyama, Eikoh Hosoe, Noriaki Yokosuka and Nobuyoshi Araki. Fukase kept experimenting and innovating throughout his career. In addition to well-known series such as “The Solitude of Ravens” or “Memories of my Father”, Fukase also created collages, underwater self-portraits and combined painting and photography.
Please note that all texts in this edition, including introductions by Simon Baker and Tomo Kosuga as well as extensive lists of works and exhibitions, are only available in Japanese.