Nobuyoshi Araki, Hi-Nikki (Non-Diary Diary)

Автор Nobuyoshi Araki

Год издания 2017

Раздел каталога Альбомы иностранные


Nobuyoshi Araki was born in Tokyo in 1940 and invented the genre of the false

photographic journal in 1980. His work is inspired by the history of his country,

his daily life, and Japanese eroticism. Situated somewhere on the border

between autobiography and the diary, his work features spontaneous pictures

of the sky, cats, Tokyo neighborhoods alongside still lifes and portraits of young

women in a variety of staged situations.


A never-before-published collection of beautiful, arresting photographs from

Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary in 2014, the Fondation Cartier pour

l’art contemporain asked the prolific Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

to take a photograph every day to then publish weekly on its website in a slide

show. Araki took more than three times that amount from March to May 2014,

producing 1,250 color photographs featuring views of Tokyo, portraits of young

women, sensual still lifes, and shots taken at restaurants or in a small bar in

the district of Kabuki-cho. Nobuyoshi Araki, Hi-Nikki (Non-Diary Diary) is a

chronicle of that rich digital project, inviting the reader to dive into the daily life

of this prolific artist with 1,250 illustrations.