Published with an exhibition at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, this profoundly poignant collection of photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki focuses on a single theme from his vast oeuvre: his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, “It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer”. From their first encounter in 1968 until her premature death from ovarian cancer in 1990, Yoko was his most important subject and muse. The book explores Araki’s relationship with the woman he most treasured, beginning with his record of their honeymoon, and continuing with numerous photos in which she is the subject, as well as many others from after her passing that give a strong sense of her presence.
The exhibition title Sentimental Journey 1971-2017 refers to Araki Nobuyoshi’s “I-Photographs,” beginning with his self-publication of Sentimental Journey as a photobook in 1971, and to his life-long journey as a photographer.”
The exhibition Sentimental Journey 1971-2017 took place at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum from July 25th to September 24th, 2017.
Specifications: Hehe Press ・ 2017 ・ Hardcover ・ 18 x 25 cm. / 288 pages ・ English / Japanese ・ 9784908062186