Mémoires 1984 – 1987
Japanese photographer Seiichi Furuya’s best-known works have been his heart-rending exploration of his relationship with his wife, Christine, who after years of battling mental illness, leapt from their ninth-floor apartment in 1985, leaving him and their child. Over the intervening 25 years, Furuya has published several books including formal portraits of Christine and, even harder to take, everyday-life snapshots that are almost luminescent in their ordinariness. This deeply personal photo essay, the last of Furuya’s Mémoires compositions, covers the Furuya family’s everyday life while living in the former East German Republic during the time of two “falls” – the end of the East German government system, and the other “fall” that ended a family. Includes an essay by the late East German writer and film director, Einar Schleef.
7 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches / 352 pp / 103 b&w and 151 color
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Izu Photo Museum, Japan
Camera Austria, Austria