Sunday, June 29, 2008

Takashi Homma Aperture Book Signing!

Photos by Takashi Homma, from Takashi Homma: Tokyo (May 2008, Aperture)
1.Boy 2 Tokio Odaiba 1998
2.Fireworks, Urayasu,Marina East 1995.
3. My dog Royce 1 2005

Exhibition & Book Signing

To celebrate the release of his acclaimed new publication Takashi Homma: Tokyo (Aperture, May 2008), photographer Takashi Homma will be signing copies at Books Kinokuniya in New York City. An exhibition of selected prints from Takashi Homma: Tokyo will also be on display beginning Tuesday, July 1 until Friday, July 18.

A key figure of Japanese contemporary photography, Homma’s sleek vision of Tokyo and its suburbs navigates a finely nuanced line between cool objectivity and sentimentality. In line with Eugene Atget in Paris, Berenice Abbott in New York and more recently Ed Ruscha in Los Angeles and Daido Moriyama in Japan, Homma sharply records the evolution of Tokyo which has switched from a traditional culture to a postmodern megalopolis populated by a new generation of video game aficionados and enervated fashionistas. This first major international publication gathers images from his six previous titles published in his native Japan, including Tokyo Suburbia, his seminal work now considered a contemporary classic.

Takashi Homma (born in Tokyo, 1962) studied photography at Nihon University College of Art but left in 1984 to take a job as an in-house photographer at a Tokyo advertising agency. In 1991, he moved to London to work as a photographer for i-D magazine. In 1999, he was awarded a Kimura Ihei Commemorative Photography Award for the project Tokyo Suburbia (1998). Homma currently lives in Tokyo.

Photo by Takashi Homma
My Dog Royce 2005
Currently on sale at Aperture Foundation.
Listed Price $700.00
Sale  Price $595.00

First 10: $650, Nos. 11-20: $700, Nos. 21-30: $800

Paper: 9 1/2" X 12 1/16"

Image: 9 1/2" X 11 5/8"


Edition of 30 and
5 artist's proofs
For more information, please contact Kellie McLaughlin Manager of Limited Editions Prints at


Book Signing
Wednesday, July 2
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Exhibition on view
Tuesday, July 1 - Friday, July 18

Books Kinokuniya
1073 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York
(212) 869-1700

FREE...means see you there!

Media contact: Yseult Chehata, Aperture Foundation 212-946-7108;

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