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Bruce Gilden.

London. Arctic. 2000. First edition. Hardbound with full red cloth, blind-stamped with intricate dragon design. 78 pages. 63 b&w photographs, 3 manga illustrations, 1 b&w illustration. 340 x 230mm (13˝ x 9"). 0.8kg. 0953890104. English Near fine; still in publisher's shrink-wrap, very small knock to top edge of front board.

New York street photographer Bruce Gilden's important photo book capturing the street life of millennial Tokyo. The book contains portraits of the meaner and rawer characters from Tokyo's streets, shot in Gilden's trademark "caught-in-the-moment" style.

Contains an interview between Sophie Darmaillacq and Gilden.

'Named for one of the most intellectually challenging board games in the world, played primarily in China, Japan, and Korea by players who use black and white stones to acquire territory, Go presents Bruce Gilden’s photographic explorations of the darker side of Japan. In striking, full-page, black-and-white images, Gilden documents the brutal reality of a Japanese street. In-your-face pictures of Yakuza (mobsters), Bosozoku (members of biker gangs), and street people — characters who are alternately intimidating, bloodied, tattooed, frightening, and disheveled — are sporadically interspersed with manga cartoons for a revelatory glimpse at a Japan that looks nothing like its familiar image of calm, orderly, hyper-efficient perfection.' (publisher's description).

[Parr & Badger. The Photobook: A History Volume II. p.310]