Kazoku / Family
Photographs: Masahisa Fukase
Publisher: IPC/Inter Press Corporation
Comments: Hardcover in a carboard slipcase, 430 x 300 mm. First edition, 1991. Black & white photographs. Text in japanese. Some edgewear and traces to slipcase, else fine. Scarce.
Family (Kazoku) is a very rare photobook and a commemorative photographic collection of Masahisa Fukases family taken between 1971 – 1989.
For three generations the Fukases were photographers and had a photography studio in a small provincial town in northern Japan.
Family opens up with a photo of this very studio and the next 31 images are family portraits taken inside of that studio. The images are taken in chronological order and features an extensive autobiography written by Masahisa himself.