The 1993 Zurich Festival focused on Japanese art and culture. An exhibition showcased the diversity and vitality of contemporary Japanese photography—which is why not only well-known names but also younger photographers were included. Many of them had never exhibited outside Japan. A remarkably large number of younger Japanese photographers avoid humans as subjects, yet without falling back on classic landscape photography as we know it from picture calendars. They share a preoccupation with the man-made, altered, and in some cases completely artificial landscapes of their country.
This catalogue illustrates many of the photographs exhibited at the time, supplemented by short biographies of the artists.