Japan: A Self-Portrait published

I’m happy to announce that a new book about Japanese photography has been published in English as follows:

Title: Japan : A Self Portrait

By: Osam Hiraki, Alain Sayag, Keeichi Takeuchi
Publisher: Flammarion; (October 29, 2004)
ISBN: 2080304631
Hardcover, 216 pages

This is a major work featuring B/W works produced during the post-war period of 1945 to 1964 by well-known Japanese photographers. They are Ken Domon, Hiroshi Hamaya, Tadahiko Hayashi, Eikoh Hosoe, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Kikuji Kawada, Ihee Kimura, Shigeichi Nagano, Ikko Narahara, Takeyoshi Tanuma, and Shomei Tomatsu.

It’s mainly documentary photos and while many are already well-known and published, there are some that are rarely seen. Everything is in English and a complete book review is forthcoming. It is really a beautiful book.

I was one of the consultants for this book, and my name and Web site are mentioned in the Acknowledgements.

Japanese and French versions are also available. See sample photos at Amazon.com.