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'Self-Portraits'  Yurie Nagashima

'Self-Portraits' Yurie Nagashima


Self-Portraits by Yurie Nagashima published by Dashwood Books charts the life of this major Japanese figure over a period of 24 years from 1992-2016 - from brazen young artist to a tender portrayal of pregnancy and motherhood. 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. The publication includes a conversation with Aperture Foundation’s Lesley A. Martin, in which the curator and photographer engage in a discussion about the power of self-portraiture as a radical feminist gesture, and the shifting nature of photography and its aesthetic criterion.” “In this book, I sequenced the images chronologically, so you can see the change.  My personal interests also changed, and aging, too, is just another cause.”