This summer FOMU introduces you to the work of Suda Issei (JP, 1940-2019), one of the most important post-war photographers in Japan. Suda learned learned his craft during the turbulent 1960s and continued to work on an impressive oeuvre until his death in 2019.
The square format of his images is characteristic of his photography, just like the contrast-rich and carefully printed black-and-white prints. His work mainly consists of photographing the streets or cultural festivals of his home country, Japan. The slightly surreal undertone with which he captures everyday reality gives his work a surprisingly contemporary character.
This is the first retrospective of Suda Issei’s work in Europe.