Miyako Ishiuchi on Post-Hiroshima Japan | TateShots



“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.

See more about her exhibition here:
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/display/miyako-ishiuchi

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