Throughout his life, Domon Ken took over 70,000 photographs.
His canon is an unparalleled examination of 20th century Japan, from silent temples to puppet theaters, from the modest faces of street urchins to the seductive ones of celebrities, from the poorest mining villages to Hiroshima and its unhealed wounds. Now, it’s available in a brand new book.
DOMON KEN, THE MASTER OF JAPANESE REALISM is a selection of 150 of Ken’s key works, documenting the upheaval and turmoil of Japanese society between 1920 – 1970. Edited by Rossella Menegazzo and Takeshi Fujimori, it’s a unique and fascinating insight into the work of one of Japan’s most valuable realist photographers.
Get it here.
Words by Niall Flynn