Motohashi Seiichi: Sense of Place
Published with an exhibition at Izu Photo Museum, this breathtaking volume of photographs by Motohashi Seiichi documents the lives of ordinary people. He has produced images since the 1960s, turning his camera lens on diverse areas of human endeavour: popular entertainment, slaughterhouses, coal mines, and train stations. Motohashi has also produced films documenting the lives and loss of people around Chernobyl, as well as made portraits in the wake of the nuclear meltdowns in Japan following the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. This book presents a plethora of work from nine series spanning his career, including two previously unpublished early series.