Takuma Nakahira — Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

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A Grain of Truth

Peering into the murky world of Takuma Nakahira...

When we take a blurry, grainy photo, it’s usually because there’s fluff on our camera phone lens, or we are a bit pissed and can’t hold it still. When Takuma Nakahira takes a blurry, grainy picture, magic happens, and it is entirely on purpose. What a difference a huge amount of talent makes.

Nakahira is viewed as a pioneer of Japanese photography, having eschewed the prevailing social realism style and introduced a bit more uncertainty and viewer interpretation into his images. He aimed to create “pieces of reality cut out by means of the camera”, focusing on people’s environments as much as the people themselves. And cauliflowers. Circulation: Date, Place, Events was first shown in 1971 for the seventh Paris Biennial. Nakahira went out in the French capital for seven consecutive days, taking and exhibiting about 100 pictures per day, and the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City has selected 75 negatives from which to produce gelatin silver prints of his photographs. You can view them from 23rd May to 12th July.

Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events

Takuma Nakahira
From the series Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
© Takuma Nakahira,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery,
New York

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