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Roshin’s photobook “Record of Creation” collects Rika Noguchi’s first three publications, “Rescue”, “An Axis”, and “Record of Creation”, all of which were created during her student days. Even during this early period, her photography clearly demonstrated her rare talent as an artist. She then went on to win one photography award after another and gain international recognition.
For the series “Rescue”, Noguchi photographed rescue training manoeuvres held by firefighters. Themes of rescue and saving are revisited in Noguchi’s contemporary output, drawing a direct connection between this earliest of her published works and her recent series. In the series “An Axis”, Noguchi’s creative vision transform the world into a coordinate system into which people’s existence is arranged. The effect of these images is a sense of an eternal time that cannot be reconstructed again. For the series “Record of Creation”, Noguchi chose a construction site as the stage. Workers are present in each of the 6x6 photographs; the series appears as a collaborative effort between Noguchi and the workers on the construction site. Lastly, the book concludes with two previously unpublished photographs.
Edition of 1000 copies. Another beautifully presented book from Roshin books.