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Shomei Tomatsu

Shōmei Tōmatsu (1930-2012) était un photographe japonais. "Beginning in the late 1950s, Tomatsu photographed as many of the American military bases as possible--beginning with those on the main island of Japan and ending in Okinawa, a much-contested archipelago off the southernmost tip of the country. Tomatsu’s photographs focused on the seismic impact of the American victory and occupation: uniformed American soldiers carousing in red-light districts with Japanese women; foreign children at play in the seedy landscape of cities like Yokosuka and Atsugi; and the emerging protest- and counter-culture formed in response to the ongoing American military presence. He originally named this series Occupation, but later retitled it Chewing Gum and Chocolate to reflect the handouts given to Japanese kids by the soldiers--sugary and addictive, but lacking in nutritional value". Chewing Gum and Chocolate est aujourd'hui devenu un livre, grâce au travail effectué par la maison d'édition Aperture, qui a été à juste titre signalé par Artbook.

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Thomas Prior

Thomas Prior

Surfer dans la ville...

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Ren Hang

Ren Hang

Toutes les formes de la nudité...

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Tabitha Soren

Tabitha Soren

S'échapper de MTV...

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