"Ohara’s impressive work is a collection of 504 black and white close-up portraits. Shot in the mid 1960s on the streets of New York. The portraits are a fair representation of New York’s diverse population, being a mix of people of various genders, age and ethnicity. Each person looks more or less directly into the camera. What unifies all images are the blank expressions of Ohara’s subjects. All portraits are close-ups and are printed in full bleed. Ironically this leads to a sort of optical illusion of unification, and a superficial flick through the book seems to make the faces all appear as one."
This is the rare first edition, including the original dust jacket.
Good / Including the original dust jacket. The spine of the jacket has some minor damage at the top and is discoloured. Rest of the jacket is in good condition with some light edge wear. Exterior bump at the top of the spine on the softcover. Inside of the book in good condition with slight edge discolouration.
Author Ken Ohara
Publication year 1970
Edition 1st Edition
Language English, Japanese
Publisher Tsukiji Shokan Publishing Co.