White Map on the Silk Road

White Map on the Silk Road

Artist: Arata Dodo

Publisher: Case Publishing

JPY 3,300

– Book Size: 285 × 201 mm
– Pages: 45 pages
– Binding: Softcover
– Publication Year: 2019
– Language: English, Japanese
– Limited Edition: 700
– ISBN: 978-4-908526-32-9

The photobook White Map on the Silk Road, published on the occasion of the eponymous November 2019 exhibition at the Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City, comprises photographs taken during several of Arata Dodo’s journeys — including Taigan (winner of the 38th Kimura Ihei Prize), Ways of Shanghai (winner of the Photographic Society of Japan Award) and his latest series Ulaanbaatar.

Dodo is a traveller, a journeyman with a keen eye for the many shapes that daily human life can take around the world. His photos are taken without distance to his subjects, and rather than searching for an elusive “other”, it is the wondrous sights emerging from the many ways we humans organize our lives around the world.

Within the pages of Dodo’s White Map on the Silk Road, differences become gradations and everyday sights turn into revealing artifacts of a rich, multifaceted world.

About Arata Dodo

1974 – Born in Osaka, Japan

Selected Photo Exhibitions
2019 – “WHITE MAP – on the Silk Road -“, Nara city photo museum, Japan
2017 – “birth”, Sony Imaging Gallery – Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
2012 – “Taigan”, Nikon Salon Ginza ,Osaka, Japan
1998 – “revolution Nara and Kita-Katsuragi”, Nara city photo museum, Japan
1995 – “Shanghai new century planned”, Konica Plaza Shinjuku, Osaka Konica Plaza

2020 – WHITE MAP on the Silk Road, Case Publishing
2017 – Oninimo Fukunimo -Another Kyoto-, Akaaka Art Publishing, Inc.
2016 – Friends Around the World: Uzbekistan, KAISEI-SHA Ltd.
2012 – Taigan, Akaaka Art Publishing, Inc.
2001 – Rush, Little more Co., Ltd.(Joint Authorship)
1999 – Ways of Shanghai, Mole

2017 – The 70th Cannes Film Festival, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
(as the director of photography for Radiance directed by Naomi Kawase)
2013 – The 38th Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award
2000 – Photographic Society of Japan Newcomer’s Award
1995 – Konica new photographer appearance Grand Prix

About Case Publishing

Founded in 2015 with a focus on photography and contemporary art, Case Publishing made it its mission to expand the art book into a platform for an even richer variety of art forms. Together with Japanese galleries and international artists, Case Publishing elevates art books into a new mode of expression by utilizing the individual strengths of books both as a medium and as objects. In September 2017, Case Publishing opened exhibition spaces in Tokyo and Rotterdam which serve as places of cultural exchange for local communities.

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