Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113240
First edition, first printing. Includes a signed original photograph variant (4 x 5 inches) tipped in on the front free endpaper, signed in pencil on verso by Sawada. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Sawada. 16 pp., with 12 four-colored plates. 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.
From the publisher: "One of the most recognizable artists of her generation, Tomoko Sawada is a Japanese contemporary feminist photographer and performance artist. For this contribution to our One Picture Book series, Sawada presents twelve self-portraits, each one showing her made up as a different ethnicity and cultural background.
As playful as it appears to be, Sawada’s work has a very serious underlying message. In her own words, “All people—despite having different types of so-called “added values” such as nationality, race, religion, and language—are essentially and naturally equal human beings. This fundamental underlies my photographic work: I aim to point people euphemistically to the fact that humans share 99.99999% of the same genes.”