Chose Commune is happy to announce the publication of their second book, Shōji Ueda, now available for pre-order.

Shōji Ueda (1913-2000), one of Japanese photography’s most remarkable figures, remained profoundly attached to his birthplace of Tottori, on the Sea of Japan, which he used as a backdrop for the vast majority of his work.

This publication is the first trilingual monograph devoted to his work, and brings together a great many previously unpublished photographs, in both black and white and colour. For the occasion, Chose Commune has given carte blanche to the writer Toshiyuki Horie (Yukinuma and Its Environs, The Bear And The Paving Stone), whose text is like musical notes resonating with the photographer’s distinctive universe.

Shōji Ueda

Short story by Toshiyuki Horie
Trilingual: English, French, Japanese
188 pages
90 duotone and colour plates
22 cm x 29 cm
ISBN : 978-2-9548777-1-6
1200 copies (shipping will start mid-October)