A new exhibition celebrating the legacy of cult-revered photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has opened in Tokyo.
More than 1000 of Araki’s photographs will be on display, along with scrapbooks from his early years. One of the main themes is the relationship between life and death, which is said to reflect his personal battles with illness over the years. Tragically, Araki lost his wife to cancer in 1990 and never married again.
The exhibition title, “Photo-Crazy A,” is inspired by the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai, who called himself a “picture-crazy old man” during the mid-70s.
Peruse our images above, and if you’re in Tokyo, check out the space at:
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
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- Words & Photography: Ambrose Leung