Nobuyoshi Araki – Road Michi
For this series, Nobuyoshi Araki photographed the same street corner from his second-storey window during daylight hours and through every season of the year. In so doing, he diligently transfers the slow-paced life of a quiet Japanese neighbourhood into image form. The narrative that unfolds is one of schoolchildren walking home alone or in groups, men and women with office jobs hurrying to work, utility and delivery trucks, mothers with strollers, loitering grandmothers, joggers, bicycles, dogs, umbrellas, and much more. Sometimes the sun shines, or the pavement is wet, while at other times the street is filled with snow. In short, it is a hypnotic portrait of the everyday.