Lieka Shiga: Rasen Kaigan (First Edition)

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Shiga's photographs from Kitakama are different from her previous work in that they were produced over more than four years, in concert with the local residents. This personal connection is noteworthy, and indeed it might not be far-fetched to say that Shiga is operating more as an "organizer" than as a "photographer." Yet it's clear that Rasen Kaigan is Shiga's tour de force. The images in this book call to mind many things outside the realm of photography: surrealism, land art, happenings, sculpture and the presence of Japanese "earth spirits," to name just a few. Kitakama was severely affected by Japan's March 2011 tsunami, and Rasen Kaigan acknowledges this disaster, but this is far from a book of "tsunami photos." Years in the making, Rasen Kaigan affirms Shiga's position as one of the most compelling young photographers in Japan today.

Title: Rasen Kaigan
Publisher: AKAAKA, 2013
Author: Lieka Shiga
Photographer: Lieka Shiga
Graphic Design: Daishiro Mori
Format: Hardcover
Size: 36.5 x 25.7 cm, 280 pages
ISBN: 9784903545929
Edition: -