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At the museum Guimet until 5th September 2016
The sulphurous perfume of scandal is still blowing across the photographs of Japanese master Nobuyoshi Araki – and we are asking for it. Through more than 400 photographs, the museum Guimet explores 50 years of a prolific career revolving around the obsessive themes of Love and Death. They form a kind of intimate photographic diary in which we can find with great pleasure sequences such as the monumental series dedicated to flowers, the ones on women tied down according to the rules of Kinbaku – a form of Japanese bondage –, the sky series and also the one titled ‘The Sentimental Journey”. All of those bigger than life pictures are at the focal point of a genius who photographs like he breathes.
For Araki, “photography is life and everyday life is an art.”