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Author Yoshiyuki, Kohei, 1946-

Title The park / Kohei Yoshiyuki ; with an essay by Amelia Groom.

Published Fortitude Valley, Qld. : Institute of Modern Art, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  779.092 YOSH    MISSING +1 HOLD
 UniM Southbank SpC  779.092 Yos  3 HR LOAN  NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 1 folded sheet (6 pages) : illustrations ; 21 cm
Notes Cover title.
Summary Kohei Yoshiyuki's night-time photographs, taken with infrared film and flash in Japan's Shinjuku, Yoyogi and Aoyama Parks during the 1970s, capture the illicit sexual encounters, both heterosexual and homosexual, that frequently occurred there under the cloak of darkness. The Park's images not only reveal hidden sexual exploits, but also uncover many spectators ardently lurking in the darkness, waiting to join in--and quickly raise issues of voyeurism and surveillance. In The Photobook: A History, Volume II, Martin Parr speaks to the societal relevance of this series, calling it, "A brilliant piece of social documentation, catching perfectly the loneliness, sadness and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships in a big, hard metropolis like Tokyo." As exhibition organizer and editor Yossi Milo writes in his introduction, "With each viewing, I noticed something that had eluded me before: the photos' rigorous compositions They are provocative photographs, and unsettling as well: one is both chilled and thrilled by Yoshiyuki's boldness, by how close he crept to his unaware subjects, by the hours he spent late at night crouched in bushes and against trees, waiting for his perfect shot."
Notes Issued in conjunction with exhibitions held 2 July - 13 Oct, 2011 at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane ; 16 Sept. - 23 Oct. 2011 at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne ; 24 Jan. - 25 Mar. 2012 at Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
Other author Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, Qld.)
Centre for Contemporary Photography (Fitzroy, Vic.)
Adam Art Gallery (Wellington)
Subject Yoshiyuki, Kohei, 1946- -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Exhibitions.