Masahisa Fukase - The Incurable Egoist

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Masahisa Fukase - The Incurable Egoist

Internationally renowned as one of postwar Japan's finest photographers despite not being as well known in his native land, Masahisa Fukase (1934-2012) was invited to participate in the epoch-making 'New Japanese Photography' exhibition at New York's MoMA in 1974, together with the likes of Ken Domon, Shomei Tomatsu, Daido Moriyama and Ikko Narahara. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Fukase regularly experimented with introspective themes, documenting the life of his family and expressing private feelings through his subjects. This display includes previously unreleased prints and offers an overview of Fukase's colourful career, which ended tragically with a fall down a set of Golden Gai stairs, leaving the photographer in a permanent coma.

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