In July 2015, MAKIKO was granted rare permission to photograph the restricted zone of Battleship Island, shortly after it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tiny, fortress-like island (also known as ’Hashima’ or ‘Gunkanjima’) lies just off the coast of Nagasaki. Ringed by a seawall, and covered in tightly packed buildings, it was once the most densely populated place on Earth. Now it is a ghost town – completely uninhabited for more than forty years. 

author
Makiko
title
Battleship Island (2018)
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publisher
Dewi Lewis Publishing
edition
First edition
width x height
195 mm x 275 mm
ISBN
978-1911306221
price:
€ 35 (excluding shipping)
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