PROVOKE: Between PROTEST and PERFORMANCE

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The Japanese photo magazine ‘Provoke’ only published three issues in 1968 and 1969. It was a rejection of many of the then-prevailing photographic norms. And it uniquely caught the 1960’s era of protest against American military bases on Japanese soil, Tokyo’s Narita airport extension and more. It also reflected growing Japanese confidence and self-identification after WWII. Provoke was a photographic …

Inspired by Japanese photography of the Provoke era

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I have always been interested in the art of Japan, since teenage years. And having lived there, I developed a fascination for the unique aesthetics of Japanese photography. There is a renewed interest in bringing the ‘Provoke’ movement of the 1960s and early 1970s to a broader, international audience, led by A/Fixed, and English language collective, working with the Benrido Collotype …