A nice collectible book from the controversial Bruce Gilden.
“Arguing that many of the people in Japan wear a ‘mask of uniformity’, Bruce Gilden wanted to dig deeper to find persons who were both physical and intense and who, in one way or another, stood out from the others.
What he found, presented here in his collection ”Go”, was an assortment of homeless men and women, day workers, Yakuza (members of traditional organized crime groups in Japan, which is said to be the largest organized crime phenomenon in the world), right-wing nationalists and bosozoku – a subculture where groups of young men and women share a common interest in designing and driving modified cars and motorcycles. He presents another side to the traditional and often stereotypical view of Japanese society, one where not everything is high technology and poverty is rife.”
Very good – Mint. Stunning condition. Not a fault to find. Signed and numbered edition of 3000, this is no. 1812. Signed in black pen on title page.
Author Bruce Gilden
Publication year 2000
Edition 1st Edition