Softcover | First edition | 124 pages
Published by Switch Publishing, 2004.
Yurie Nagashima is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist working predominantly with self-portraiture, portraiture, street photography and still life. In 2000, Nagashima was awarded the prestigious Kimura Ihei Award. Nagashima is a photography tutor at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. As Marigold Warner writes in her interview with Nagashima for the British Journal of Photography “Reductively labelled a “girl photographer” in the 90s, Nagashima is now a leading voice in feminist photographic discourse.
Nagashima turned the lens onto her then husband whom she photographed seemingly obsessivley over the course of seven years. The images of her ex-husband (Fumihito Natsuji) move through the various stages of their lives together and offer a complex and unique insight into the photographer’s own dealings with love and loss.