PHOTO-BOY 1979-1988 collects photographs taken by Akiyoshi Taniguchi during a period he spent in the US after he graduated from high school in 1979. Taniguchi, who has made photographs since he was a teenager, was born in the temple of Chohouin situated in Kuramae, Tokyo, and as an adult he became a Buddhist chief priest. By the time he travelled to New York in the late 70s, the New Color Photography of Eggleston, Meyerowitz, Shore et al had fully permeated the dialogue of contemporary practice (the exhibition that acted as a survey of the movement at the ICP was held in 1981, accompanying Sally Eauclair's book The New Color Photography). Taniguchi apprenticed under the photographer Leo Rubinfien, one of the pioneers of NCP and PHOTO-BOY 1979-1988 is, as a consequence, the document of a Japanese photographer's response to a culturally energetic and foreign environment.. a very beautifully produced record of a curious, intrepid eye.. with a coda of images taken on his return to Japan.
360 x 310 mm
limited edition of 300 copies