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6 Japanese Photographers beyond Daido Moriyama or Nobuyoshi Araki

Japan’s role in the history of photography is often overlooked. Perhaps this perception is because while other countries such as the US or France have been home of the most iconic photographers, Japan remained as the top producer of photographic devices, and its artists have gone relatively unnoticed.

Rediscovering some of my photobooks by Araki and Moriyama, made me realise that there is a notable void of emerging Japanese photographers. At least those born after the 1980s. Obviously there are many more world-class names beyond Moriyama and Araki who have had a great influence.

At this point, I asked myself:

How many emerging Japanese photographers do I know?

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