HANDMADE PHOTOBOOK ”SILENT HISTORIES” BY KAZUMA OBARA SOLD OUT!

The photobook-making workshop, with esteemed photographer Jan Rosseel and RPS curator Yumi Goto, was such a success that an exhibition has been created to showcase the work produced at Reminders Photography Stronghold in 2014.
During the exhibition, photographers will sell their handmade photobooks and printed photographs from the photobook. Each photographer has a limited number of handmade photobooks.Here is Kazuma Obara, one of the workshop participants, his handmade photobook is now available to pre-order!! Also available to purchase at the 2014 PHOTOBOOK MAKING WORKSHOP WITH JAN ROSSEEL + YUMI GOTO EXHIBITION from July 12th to 27th 2014.If you don’t want to miss out on purchasing a photobook, you can pre-order before the exhibition.
*SOLD OUT!

*Signed (45 editions – all editioned) *257mmx182mm *53 pages *printing and binding by the author, Kazuma Obara *JPY 18,000 (plus shipping and handling)

*Signed (45 editions – all editioned)
*257mmx182mm
*146 pages
*printing and binding by the author, Kazuma Obara
*JPY 18,000 (plus shipping and handling)
*Language: English / Japanese

Hand made photobook “silent histories” by Kazuma Obara from Kazuma Obara on Vimeo.

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SILENT HISTORIES BY KAZUMA OBARA

During the Pacific War, approximately 330,000 citizens were killed and 430,000 were injured by the United States aerial bombings in Japan. The terrifying fire spread to more than 2 million homes. Within this preposterous damage, a great number of children were killed and injured. A newborn baby was burned and lost her left leg. A shard from a bomb hurt a 6-year-old girlʼs leg. A 15-year-old boy’s entire body was burned. A 10-year-old girl suddenly became an orphan.

Japan dramatically revived itself from the death and ruins of the Second World War. This magnificent restoration is known as the “Japanese economic miracle”. However, contrasting with this glorious recovery, the injured children had to struggle to survive with their new handicaps. They grew up in a society that forced them to live in silence, to remain quiet about the horrors of their past.

This book gives voice to their histories which were kept silent for 69 years.

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