Why Can’t We Be here:
From the Enclosure of West Berlin
Softcover | First Edition | Unpaginated
Published by Shueisha, 1985.
Joji (George) Hashiguchi is best known for his seminal book We Have No Place to Be, which focussed on the world through 1980s youth counter-culture while traveling through five Western cities: Liverpool, London, Nuremberg, West Berlin, and New York.
Why Can’t We Be Here offers a fascinating look into Hashiguchi’s time documenting the cultural shifts across West Berlin in the early 1980’s. Hashiguchi’s photographs present a West Germany’s disaffected youth against the backdrop of a city in the midst of a subcultural revolution, but also a city reeling from Germany’s defeat in WW2.
Condition: very good