Une Double Absence by Akihito Yoshida. First edition first impression hardback in new condition. Signed by Akihito Yoshida to inside of back cover. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pics. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Une Double Absence tells the story of a young man, Daiki, whose life was entirely dedicated to his grandmother, Yukimi. Fascinated and touched by this unique relationship, photographer Akihito Yoshida (Daiki’s cousin and grandson also of Yukimi) decides to document this story. Yoshida photographs everyday life and we see over the years, a rare relationship between the grandmother and her grandson: attention, kindness, trust and attachment draw a bond of extraordinary strength. But one day, Daiki disappears, without a word. Yukimi collapses, Daiki’s presence fades. What remains of this story, of their relationship, of their affection? Akihito Yoshida gives to see the impermanence of the beings, the fragility of the links, the appearances which deceive.
This work was presented at the Kyotography International Photography Festival, the Lianzhou Foto Festival, both in 2017, and at the Singapore International Photography Festival in 2018.