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Books by Naoya Hatakeyama


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I have been enjoying the work of Naoya Hatakeyama for some time. He is a Japanese landscape photographer that is interested in the built environment. His first notable book Lime Works looked at the extraction, processing, and use of that material in concrete. And I am not sure this is acceptable, but I wrote two reviews on his books about the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami--his hometown was destroyed in that event.

His first book, Kesengawa was unusual in that it was a very personal project: Kesengawa Review

There is also a video lecture he gave on the work.

The followup book Rikuzentakata was more typical of his style and work: Rikuzentaka Review

Both of these books are the French edition. A retrospective of Naoya Katakeyama's work was published by Aperture: Excavating the Future City

Certainly Googling his name will show you more of his work


Staff member
Very interesting! It reminds me some of Burtynky's work. His "Blast" series is quite unique. Thanks for sharing.