Kensaku Seki ARTIST BOOK “OF HOPE AND FEAR” PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW.
RPS is now ready to take online pre-orders for Kensaku Seki’s artist book, “OF HOPE AND FEAR”. Kensaku was one of participants for 2017 photobook as an object workshop by Jan Rosseel and Yumi Goto, in collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold.
OF HOPE AND FEAR
This is a story of a young man in Bhutan who is fascinated by Hip Hop and dreams of a better future.
The unemployment rate of young people is high in Bhutan and has more recently, become a social issue.
As the cost of living rises, there are only a small number of jobs that can provide a sufficient level of income.
As a result, young people are becoming warier over the uncertainty of their future.
Hip Hop has become very popular among the youth in these socio-economic situations.
In Bhutan, a conservative Buddhist country, there is a tendency to disregard such young people.
However, they still seek an expression of existence through Hip Hop in the midst of their dissatisfaction within society.
The main character of this book is 18-year-old, Kunzang Chogel who lives in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
His parents are divorced, and he lives alone.
Through Hip-Hop, he has found himself a close group of friends and also hopes for his future.
This work incorporates documentary photos of Kunzan’s life, as well as the community around him.
I also collected graffitis they created and by weaving them together in a photobook, I hope to express the “hope and fear” Kunzan holds in his heart.
Languages: English and Japanese edition
size：176mm × 214mm
Edition Number: 99 editions only (all made to order) all signed and given the edition number by the artist
Photo / Edit / Print / Bookbinding : Kensaku Seki
Price: 12,000 JPY (plus shipping fee and handling fee)
Basic Concept: developed in the 2017 photobook as an object workshop by Yumi Goto and Jan Rosseel in collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold.
**All books will be produced by the artist from printing to binding, it may take to dispatch 2 to 3 months after we confirm your order.
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