Tokuko Ushioda: My Husband (Two Volumes)
|Author||Y. Mitsuda; Y. Nagashima|
|Publisher||Torch Press / Fumi Ishino|
Tokuko Ushioda launched her career as a photographer around 1975, befriending figures such as Shigeo Gocho and Fusako Kodama, who became important inspirations. While studying under Kiyoji Otsuji, she crossed paths with Shinzo Shimao, who would later become her husband. In 1978, Ushioda and Shimao had a daughter and got married. The next year, the family moved into a single-room unit in a historic Western-style house. In this intimate setting, she continued to photograph, resulting in a wealth of images with a nostalgic familiarity and refined calmness. Published as a set of two books, this collection can be considered the starting point to her photography.
|ills bw, 19 x 24 cm, hb, Japanese/English, two volumes|
Torch Press / Fumi Ishino