“Sakiko Nomura: Ango”, a masterful combination of photographs by Sakiko Nomura and the story “The War and a Woman” by Ango Sakaguchi, is now available in French translation.
Sakaguchi’s powerful story, heavily censored by the American authorities at the time of its release, describes a brutal and remorseless image of the crushing force that is war. Nomura’s sensitive, sensual photographs interact with Ango’s words and form a lively, arresting new experience, with each work – text and photographs – drawing out new nuances in each other, enwrapping the reader in the dark and shocking world of Ango’s end-of-war story.
“Sakiko Nomura: Ango” is part of a literary project by publisher and graphic designer Satoshi Machiguchi. In the space of a book, photographs by contemporary Japanese artists meet with works of Japanese literature to form a new kind of expression. After collaborating with Daido Moriyama for the first three entries in the series, Machiguchi decided to work with Sakiko Nomura for this fourth issue.