福島菊次郎 - 証言と遺言
Got a new photography book by the late Kikujiro Fukushima. I bought it for $12USD which is a tad pricy, and it has a bit of commentary mixed in with the photos so the presentation is less pleasing. Regardless, fantastic photos of Hiroshima post-bombing, Japanese self-defence forces rearmament, Sanrizuka protests, Tokyo University protests, etc.: Events and controversies that defined post-war Japan.
Fukushima's story is fucking insane, being ordered to charge at American tanks with torpedos on a beach in WWII after being drafted for the second time. His work as a welfare officer with Atomic bombing victims wholly neglected by the government got him to pursue photojournalism during post-war Japan, chasing after subjects like JSDF rearmament, leftist protests, and Zainichi Korean poverty. Fukushima used to get death threats from Japanese monarchists for publishing photos like these, his house was burned down, and he was was repeatedly denied journalist passes and blacklisted from interviews. He shot with a variety of Nikon SLRs.
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