Family: Yurie Nagashima Photo Book
Korinsha Press, 1998. 1st edition. Hardcover. 1st edition. A Near Fine copy. Oblong 4to., illustrated with color photographs. Blue illustrated boards, with spiral binding contained within. Additionally, laid in, is a photo sheet with 8 real photographs (each 2 3/4" x 1 1/2"), with a printed sheet, titled "Yurie Nagashima" and outlining the 8 photographs, with a corresponding caption; 1: Self-portrait (family); 2: Self-portrait (mother #2); 3: Self-portrait (brother #2), etc. (please see our photos). Near Fine. Item #26740
Yurie Nagashima has won great acclaim for this startlingly intimate portrayal of family life, in which she photographed her family in the nude. She received the prestigious Kimura Ihei award (sharing it with Mika Ninagawa and Hiromix) in 1992 and the Parco Award a year later, both while still in college in 1993. She published two other books (both in 1995) before the earlier body of work appeared in this monograph. She and Hiromix were acknowledged as the first “girl photographers” (onna no ko shashinka) and went on to inspire a new generation of young female image makers (enrollment of women in photo programs rose to about 50%).