Written and Images by Lau Chi Chung | Visual Artist and Creative Director
Translation by Wendy Yiu
A book is like a friend. We understand the world and life, or even observe ourselves through texts, and have a deep realization of oneself that we are not alone. PMQ invites different people from design and culture sectors to recommend a book, so that you can enrich yourselves as book therapy.
Why would you recommend this book?
Lau Chi Chung: “KAKO’s Tales of the Photography and Life of Shoji Ueda” was put on shelf the first time at “Shoji Ueda Retrospective Exhibition” held earlier in Taipei. It’s a book about the life of Shoji Ueda, Japanese photography master, from the perspective of his daughter. As a big fan of Shoji Ueda, I would not want to miss it.
“KAKO’s Tales of the Photography and Life of Shoji Ueda”
Written by: MASUTANI Kazuko
I visited Taipei to learn more about Ueda San’s photographic creations in late January. From the early to late works, I was deeply immersed and moved by his passion for photography. Shoji’s daughter Kazuko expressed his father’s love for photography and illustrated Shoji’s creative process through first-person stories, so that everyone can better understand this master’s hometown - Tottori Prefecture, a city far away from Tokyo. For friends who like Shoji Ueda, it’s surely a good book for you!