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New York, Paris, Tokyo: The Gould Collection, Volume 1
18 x 24.8 cm
Edition of 500
CHANGE, the first volume of The Gould Collection, interweaves Stephen Dixon’s short story Change with Mikiko Hara’s untitled photographs from 1996 to 2009.Isolation and social disconnect define both Dixon’s story and Hara’s photographs. Whether images of a bored mother and child on a Tokyo subway or dialogue that reveals missed social cues between neighbors, the people who inhabit the pages of Change try and often fail to genuinely interact with one another. Visually united through an inventive design that presents Dixon’s story on iridescent sheets interspersed between Hara’s color images, Change probes alienation and its role in contemporary life.
MIKIKO HARA is a Japanese photographer who lives in Kawasaki and graduated with a degree in literature from Keio University before studying at Tokyo College of Photography. Always in possession of her medium-format film camera, Hara’s photographs capture the random people and places of her daily existence. Her work has been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.