"Mitsuo － Out of his four scrapbooks" Exhibition
This event has ended.
In the summer of 2006, four old scrapbooks were discovered at the house of a long-established family in Tokyo. The books contained a veritable treasure trove of film negatives and prints. The person who took those photographs was a young man who died at the age of 38. Using a medium format camera, he took portraits of his family and various landscapes in the 1950s and 60s, and organised the photographs inside these scrapbooks.
For this exhibition, two professional photographers, Takanori Ishii and Hideki Shiozawa, have printed the film negatives themselves by hand. They regard manual printing as a very important means of artistic expression. By printing manually in the darkroom, they express their creative impulses inspired by the original faded prints.