Masahisa Fukase 1961-1991 Retrospective

Fukase, Masahisa
Binding: Hardback
Language: English
Pages: 216
Measurements: 14.80 x 22.00 cm

Photographer Masahisa Fukase (1934–2012) carved out a unique place in the history of Japanese photography in the 1960s by focusing on his personal life. He pointed his camera at those in his immediate surroundings: his wife, Yoko, his extended family, his cat. Yet, while exposing his own life through a loving gaze and carefree sense of humour, he simultaneously set about exploring the madness deep within himself. Fukase’s career was tragically cut short when he suffered a fall in 1992, subsequently suffering severe memory impairment and aphasia. He never took another photograph. This retrospective collection offers an intimate tribute to his entire oeuvre.