The Japanese Box
Practically unknown in the West, Provoke magazine is now recognized as a turning point in post-war Japanese photography. It significantly influenced many young photographers of the time. Nobuyoshi Araki later recalled that \"I was jealous of Provoke, especially Moriyama\'s nudes in the second issue. (...) I wanted to join them but I wasn\'t allowed (...) So I worked alone.\" Provoke\'s radical quest to break with established forms of photography can be traced through the subsequent history of Japanese photography.
Originally published in very small editions (Provoke magazine had a print run of 1,000 copies), the publications reprinted in The Japanese Box are extremely rare today and almost impossible to find, even in Japan.
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- 6 facsimile reprints and a text booklet in a wooden box
- 6 volumes
- Edition 7L
- ISBN: 3-88243-301-9