Defined by hard-edged and full-on contrasted black and white, the Provoke movement began with the short-lived magazine "Provoke". Although having only made three issues in nine months (November 1968 to August 1969), the magazine is deemed responsible for the progressive art photography and cultural criticism taking place in the 1960's and 1970's. It was a terrific source not only for literary pieces of nationwide political protests, but as well as of photography.
Provoke members Daidô Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, Takahiko Okada, Yutaka Takanashi, and Kôji Taki sought all of these during the magazine's run.They made connections between photography, political protests and performance in a post-war Japan. This also gave light and new meaning to the works of Shômei Tômatsu, a mentor for many Provoke members, international photographer Eikô Hosoe and the now-famous, fan-favorite yet controversial Nobuyoshi Araki.
Manx photographer Chris Killip's In Flagrante is one of the most important photobooks of documentary photography. We revisit his work that captured the deindustrialization of the working class communities in Northern England during the 70's and 80's.
Hans Eijkelboom was an artist of the 70's whose lifetime was concerned over identity. Through his works of art and photography, we joined him of his never-ending searches of faces, people, relationships, similarities of casual passers-by.
In the heydays of the 20th century, photographers Gérard Ifert, William Klein, and Wojciech Zamecznik invented a new sort and dimension of photography in the 50's and 60's. Taking lessons from abstract art, photography became capable of modernist, graphic surrealism with the camera.
At a time, fashion magazine Sibylle was the most read print for art, culture, and fashion in East Germany. Published six times a year, it was often referred as the "Eastern Vogue" due to its inventiveness in fashion, styling, photography, and editing.
Anne Brigman was a critically acclaimed pictorial photographer in 1900’s America. Her work was characterized by the use of soft focus, symbolism, and extensive editing of her negatives using pencils, paints and superimposition.
Since its independence in 1810, Argentina became one of the most powerful economic systems as its remarkably strong middle class makes it stand out among its neighbors, but it was also a crucial period when its culture flourished through art and photography in different movements and eras.
Manila-based illustrator Ella Lama revisited Japan and we grabbed this opportunity to have her in the Tokyo store for a chit-chat. Not only that, but she customized our Lomo'Instant Automat by drawing Japanese details in her trademark cute and cheerful style.
Germany was one of the leading pioneers of fashion photography, elevating the catalog and magazine prints as fine art. In this gallery is a series of images from a photographer obscured by history, Imre von Santho.