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Watabe Yukichi - a Criminal Investigation

By Watabe Yukichi, Titus Boeder (Text by)

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Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
Other Information: black & white halftones
Published In: Netherlands, 31 May 2011
On 13 January 1958, the grotesquely disfigured body of a man was discovered near Lake Sembako in Japan. Two investigators from Tokyo came to help the local police in resolving what at first appeared to be a banal case, but which soon proved to be something more complicated. For the first time, a photographer was authorized to accompany the police to document the investigation. Press photographer Watabe Yukichi (1924-1993) followed the inspectors as they questioned witnesses (workers in a tannery factory, local police officers) and pounded the streets of the most insalubrious neighborhoods in Tokyo--its bars, bridges, alleyways and hospitals--in search of the killer. Like the haunted film stills of a newly discovered noir classic, Watabe's images record much more than simply a police investigation, and reveal a Tokyo of the 1950s in a way that has rarely been depicted.
EAN: 9782915173826
ISBN: 2915173826
Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral
Dimensions: 29.46 x 21.59 x 1.78 centimeters (0.82 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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