MOTOKI’S ARTIST BOOK “SHIROI KIBA” (WHITE FANG OFF CUT EDITION) only produced by July 31st, 2016
RPS gallery in July is having MOTOKI’s photo exhibition ”WHITE FANG’ to celebrate her book published by Verlag Kettler as a result of winning Fotobookfestival Dummy Award Kassel 2015 2nd prize until July 31st.
While we have 30 editions of the Verlag Kettler edition with an original print only available through RPS gallery, we are happy to announce that MOTOKI also produces her artist book “SHIROI KIBA (WHITE FANG)” with the off cut dog fighting images only from the Verlag Kettler edition. We take international orders now!
Here you go, please place your order until the show ends of July 31st 2016. Only produced and available in this period.
Before the Second World War in Japan, dog fights were common. But, as the war worsened, so did the food situation, and consequently, owning a big dog was criticized. Some military policemen who were afraid that the dogs might escape and become strays if their cages were destroyed in an air raid, shot and killed many dogs. After the war, the dog fighting restarted; many people believe that it became popular again. However, the Animal Protection Organization strongly opposed dog fighting. Now, dog fighting is prohibited in the Tokyo area.
In January 2014, I went to Aomori to see a dog fight. Aomori is a snowy area, located at the northern part of Japan. Well-trained dogs, along with the pride and joy of their owners, arrived at the fighting ring early in the morning. The dogs seemed to want to fight on instinct, as if it was their destiny.
Photography, Composition and Texts by MOTOKI
Editorial coordination and Art direction by Yumi Goto
In collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold
This is a limited time production between July 9 to July 31 2016
Size: 155mm x 195mm
No. of Images: 21
Edition: Open (only produced until July 31st. Edition given by the order and signed)
** This artist book edition will be only made to order, production time approximately a week or 10 days. Shipping upon on confirmation of your payment only.
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