“This city was not real, but created by my photography” says Miyako Ishiuchi. The artist’s work offers a radical vision of post-Hiroshima Japan, focusing on the alienation and disaffection characterising urban life.
In Yokosuka Story 1977, Ishiuchi photographs the small port town where she grew up, the site of a US naval base, now seemingly falling into dereliction. In doing so she captures social conditions in a country haunted by the memories of the Second World War.
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