Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1192
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1191
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 313mm x width 223mm — height 12.32inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1193
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1194
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1195
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1196
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1197
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1198
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1199
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1200
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 224mm x width 314mm — height 8.82inch x width 12.36inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1202
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1201
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 225mm x width 314mm — height 8.86inch x width 12.36inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1203
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1204
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 315mm x width 223mm — height 12.40inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1205
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1206
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1207
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1208
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 314mm x width 223mm — height 12.36inch x width 8.78inch
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Untitled, from the series New York
stock nr:
1210
artist(s):
KEIZO KITAJIMA
title:
Untitled, from the series New York
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1981/2 — date printed: 1990
dimensions:
height 225mm x width 314mm — height 8.86inch x width 12.36inch
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biography

A leading figure in the rise of Japanese photography in the 1970s and 1980s, Kitajima (b .1954, Suzaka, Nagano) first came to be known for his grainy black-and-white shots of people on the streets of Tokyo, at an American military base in Okinawa after the end of the Vietnam War, and in New York. Daido Moriyama, with whom Kitajima first studied photography, praised his talent as a gifted snapshooter by calling him ‘a street killer in broad daylight.’ 

Kitajima’s image Shop CAMP, set up in the bustling Shinjuku area in 1976 in collaboration with Moriyama, was a pioneering experimental space for photographers before the gallery system was established. In his legendary experimental series Photo Express (1979), Kitajima photographed people at bars and on the streets in Shinjuku at night right outside the CAMP, converted the gallery into a darkroom to make wallsized prints as a public performance event, and even published the images as an instant booklet. Through these processes of delivering images immediately, the artist explored the ways that time affects photography in terms of documentation, record and memory.

Kitajima spent six months in New York roaming its gritty streets and hanging out in its clubs, resulting in the book New York (1982) . He presents a vision of the 1980s New York, full of energy, decadence and moments of quiet desperation. Like the city the publication is full of stark juxtapositions, flamboyant displays of outrageous behaviour are shown next to pictures of desolation and dejection. For this photo book Kitajima received the important Kimura Ihei Award in 1983.

Kitajima’s work has been shown in many Japanese and international exhibitions, currently in ‘In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11’ at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His publications are popular among collectors of photo books and the importance of his work has been recognised by numerous Japanese photographic awards.

selected exhibitions