Voyages exhibition of Japanese photography opens in Paris

Naoki Ishikawa, Sayuri Naito, and Koji Onaka are among the Japanese photographers featured at the “Voyages” exhibition on view now in Paris. (Via) ... 

Takashi Homma on Japanese Photobooks of 60s and 70s

Takashi Homma talks about Japanese photobooks from the 60s and 70s (in Japanese only). ... 

2005 interview with Manabu Yamanaka

2005 interview with Manabu Yamanaka, whose work has just been published in the book Gyahtei. (Via) ... 

Michio Yamauchi tweets about his future plans

The great, criminally under-heralded Michio Yamauchi tweets about going through his contacts on a rainy day, and his plans to publish a photo book next year of work from Taiwan and Tokyo. ... 

Photographer Kenshichi Heshiki passes away at 61

2008 Ina Nobuo Award winner Kenshichi Heshiki passed away on October 3rd from pneumonia. He was 61, and is survived by his wife. Private funeral services will be held in Okinawa. ... 

Lady Gaga tied up by Araki

Old news-ish, but Nobuyoshi Araki gives Lady Gaga a somewhat tame Koushoku Painting treatment. ... 

Hiroshi Watanabe a Magnum Expression Award Finalist

Hiroshi Watanabe is among the 10 finalists for the 2009 Magnum Expression Award. ... 

Araki-shot advert banned in the UK

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned one of three advertisements for the Italian mosaic tile company Bisazza shot by Nobuyoshi Araki on the grounds that “the ad had caused serious offence to some readers”. ... 

Kiyoshi Niiyama

An exhibition of work by Kiyoshi Niiyama from 1934-1953 is up now until October 9th at the Gallery Cantelmo in NYC. ... 

Sugimoto-designed Izu Photo Museum

The Hiroshi Sugimoto-designed Izu Photo Museum is set to open October 26th, with an exhibition of work by – who else? Museum is a 2-hour train ride plus free shuttle from central Tokyo. Sugimoto exhibit until March, 2010. Photos of the space — by who else? — in this .pdf. ... 

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