Tomoko Sawada



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This is one of 500 numbered copies from Nazraeli’s One Picture book series, with a print signed by Tomoko Sawada on Verso, in new condition, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

One of the most recognizable artists of her generation, Tomoko Sawada is a Japanese contemporary feminist photographer and performance artist. For this contribution to our One Picture Book series, Sawada presents twelve self-portraits, each one showing her made up as a different ethnicity and cultural background.

As playful as it appears to be, Sawada’s work has a very serious underlying message. In her own words, “All people—despite having different types of so-called “added values” such as nationality, race, religion, and language—are essentially and naturally equal human beings. This fundamental underlies my photographic work: I aim to point people euphemistically to the fact that humans share 99.99999% of the same genes.”

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Weight 06 kg