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Keizo Kitajima
CAMP 1979 (cover A)

Photographs by Keizo Kitajima

Design by Koichi Hara / Hichiro

Super Labo, 2015

Edition of 500 copies

Softcover hand-sewn

32 pp., 19 b/w and 3 color illustrations

215 x 280 mm

ISBN 978-4-905052-87-6

Item #0208

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"IMAGE SHOP CAMP, an independent gallery, was opened in 1976, at multi-tenant building located at 2 chome street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. 6 graduates of "WORK SHOP Daido Moriyama class" includes me were participated. This is where, I showed my photos of Tokyo from January to December 1979, in a radically new way. The series, PHOTO EXPRESS: TOKYO(Shashin Tokkyubin: Tokyo), was accompanied by a monthly, 16-page booklet, with issues numbered 1 to12.

The shooting location was the center of 2 chome street in Shinjuku around CAMP. I presented grids of images or enlarged prints, impromptu, immediately after the photo session, almost in real time. Occasionally I transform the gallery into a darkroom, projecting the images directly onto bromide paper attached to the wall, then applying developer and fixer with a sponge. The interval between the various phases of shooting, developing, exhibition, publication, and dis-semination was thus reduced to a minimum. far from wishing to embody an intension that would be prior to the act of taking the photograph, I sought to produce images in a mechanical way, beyond my control: The accidental became a means of experiencing the world." - Keizo Kitajima

CAMP 1979 is published in a limited edition of 800 copies (500 copies cover A and 300 copies cover B).

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