Keizo Kitajma

1954, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

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KEIZO KITAJIMA: “USSR 1991″ (2012)

  In the fall of 1990, Keizo Kitajima received a commission from Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper to visit the Soviet Union, the opportunity to spend a year documenting both people and places in what was then a monolithic entity. 15 republics, 11 time zones, and thousands of miles spanning the two—the task was daunting in […]

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REVIEW: KEIZO KITAJIMA – “Photo Express: Tokyo” (2012)

  By Paul Loomis, for ASX, August 2012 The photographs in “Photo Express: Tokyo” (Steidl, 2012) were taken in Tokyo within a single year by Keizo Kitajima, and looking at them is like leafing through his intricate memories. They are complex and celebratory, hopeless and certain and full of people with signatures of fate on […]

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KEIZO KITAJIMA: “USSR 1991″ (2012)

USSR 1991 In the fall of 1990, Keizo Kitajima received a commission from Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper to visit the Soviet Union, the opportunity to spend a year documenting both people and places in what was then a monolithic entity. 15 republics, 11 time zones, and thousands of miles spanning the two—the task was daunting […]

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KEIZO KITAJIMA: “NEW YORK” (1981-1982)

  Many Japanese photographers came to New York to take photographs in the seventies and eighties, Kitajima arguably produced the best. Gritty images of New York streets and nightclubs and a vision of the city that overshadows the individual. ASX CHANNEL: KEIZO KITAJIMA (All rights reserved. Images @ Keizo Kitajima)