Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Kiichi Asano: Snow Country

Kiichi Asano: Snow Country at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, CA. "...Japanese photographer, Kiichi Asano's stark black and white images capture the severity and beauty of Japan's northern snow country. Asano spent three years traveling and photographing Noto, Echigo and the Tohoku regions. Asano’s style, steeped in the aesthetic traditions of Kyoto, is distinctly Japanese. Many of Asano’s images resemble Japanese woodblock prints in their graphic clarity and concern for design. Well known in his native Japan from the numerous books of his photographs published during his lifetime, Asano has been, until now, virtually unknown in the West."


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