Crafting a breathtaking art book requires the assembly of an expert team of curators. The inaugural volume of the Portfolio Series reflects the curatorial brilliance of three key figures. Simon Baker, a groundbreaking Curator of Photography at the Tate Modern, Baker wrote one of the volume’s introductory essays, and he also worked closely with Ryuichi Kaneko and Kotaro Iizawa, both leading historians of Japanese photography, to carefully curate this volume’s works.
In an effort to ensure that the images selected were representative of each artist’s individual approach, Baker, Kaneko, and Iizawa selected four images from the three most important bodies of work for each artist. The result is a compendium that is both varied and yet offers a sense of continuity in regard to each artist’s approach.