OKINAWA by Keiko Nomura / PRE-SALE
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At the southern tip of Japan, Okinawa is an archipelago that floats in the beautiful ocean. In ancient times, seafarers plied the oceans with Japan and other countries, while a unique island culture flourished. However, Okinawa did not escape the wave of modernity that washed over the islands. Many lives were lost during World War II, ruled by USA for 27 years and huge US military bases still dot the landscape. For hundreds of years, generations of my maternal ancestors were born, raised and died on these islands. My spirit gravitates toward this archipelago. I want to live in the present and capture the Okinawa that lies before me today.
Keiko Nomura (Kobe, Japan) graduated from Visual Arts College Osaka and studied photography in Los Angeles. She has already published 6 books, mostly with Japanese publishers. Nomura received the Newcomer’s Award from the Photographic Society of Japan in 1999 and New Photographer Prize at the 16th Higashikawa International Photography Festival in 2000 and has been exhibiting regularly in Japan in the last years.
In her work, women and water have been the motifs in her overarching theme of life’s infinite cycle beyond time and space.
Okinawa is Nomura´s second book with PVK editions, following the critically acclaimed, now sold out Drop of Light to Rushing Water.
Read the interview 'Keiko Nomura: Deep Roots and New Begginings'
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limited edition of 500 copies.
A special edition of 50 books, with a print will be made. Details later.
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