Greg Girard: Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983


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The third in the trilogy of Greg Girard’s journals from his earliest archives

‘I first arrived in Tokyo in 1976, intending to stay a day or two on my way to SE Asia. I checked my luggage at the airport, took the train into the city and got off at the bright lights of Shinjuku. I wandered the streets all night and by morning decided I was going to stay’ – Greg Girard

The photographs in Tokyo 1976–1983 are about the Tokyo I was living in at the time. It would be some years later before I started making a living as a magazine photographer and many years after that before I started to consider this early, mostly unpublished, work from Japan to be significant. These photographs are the result of that decision by a twenty-year-old photographer, and the momentum from that first impression turned me loose in a city I never tire of photographing, both during the years I lived there and on subsequent visits.

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Weight 788 g
Dimensions 18.5 x 25.7 cm
Publisher name The Magenta Foundation
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Contributors Foreword by Christopher Philips, Photographs by Greg Girard
Dimensions 18.5 x 25.7 cm
Weight 788 g
Christopher Phillips is an independent curator and critic. From 2000 to 2016 he worked as a curator at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. He has organized many exhibitions that explore modernist photography of the early 20th century as well as contemporary Asian photography and media art.