Edges of the Rainbow-LGBTQ Japan-book launch by Michel Delsol & Haruko Shinozaki
Edges of the Rainbow-LGBTQ Japan book launch by Michel Delsol & Haruko Shinozaki. This beautiful photo book is a celebration of the queer community in Japan. An intimate photographic glimpse into the queer world behind the closed doors of modern Japanese society.
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Book Launch: ‘Edges of the Rainbow – LGBTQ Japan’

Chiga is the owner and manager of Gold Finger, an all-woman bar in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. portrait © Michel Delsol

Book Launch: ‘Edges of the Rainbow – LGBTQ Japan’

 

BOOK LAUNCH
‘Edges of the Rainbow – LGBTQ Japan‘ by Michel Delsol & Haruko Shinozaki

“The exquisite humanity in this book transcends all geographical and cultural difference to

show us what is universal in ourselves, and germane to place. A triumph of insight and heart.”

Hilton Als, 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winner and staff writer for The New Yorker

 

UPDATE: Book presentation of ‘Edges of the Rainbow‘ – Meet the authors

Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30 p.m at Aperture Gallery, 547 W. 27th st, 4th fl., NYC 

 

EDGES OF THE RAINBOW LGBTQ JAPAN by Michel Delsol and Haruko Shinozaki

BOOK LAUNCH – ‘Edges of the Rainbow – LGBTQ Japan’ by Michel Delsol & Haruko Shinozaki. Image © Michel Delsol

 

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK MCLELLAND

An intimate photographic glimpse into the queer world behind the closed doors of modern Japanese society

THE NEW PRESS / MAY 2017

Mandy is the owner of a cabaret club in Roppongi in central Tokyo. © Michel Delsol

BOOK LAUNCH – Mandy is the owner of a cabaret club in Roppongi in central Tokyo – image © Michel Delsol

 

“Takahashi is our child so I want to support him in any decision he makes. . . . Depression isn’t the answer; treat your child as a human being, not a possession.” —Mother of a trans man photographed in the book.

 

Michel Delsol was born in Paris and works in New York City. He has received the Judges Award from the Society of

Publication Designers (SPD), as well as awards from Px3 -Prix de la Photographie Paris, and the International Black & White

Spider Awards. He is the co-author, with Haruku Shinozaki, of ‘Edges of the Rainbow‘ (The New Press).

Born in Japan and raised in Tokyo, Haruku Shinozaki is a journalist who lives in New York. She is co-author, with

Michel Delsol, of Edges of the Rainbow (The New Press).

For more information about the book, and the launch date, please visit The New Press website.

PRESS –  VICE: To begin, with, what drew you to the project as a photographer, Michel?
Michel: ‘It was a confluence of two areas of interest of mine: I’m a portrait photographer, but I’ve always been interested in civil rights, and very interested in Japan. I’ve been 15 times at least, photographing pop stars and actors – Kabuki [Japanese theatre] as well. So when we were approached to do this it felt like the perfect commission’. Read the full interview on VICE

Congratulations to Michel and Haruko, on their forthcoming book, from us all here at the HJF gallery.

Helen Jones-Florio

Founder | Curator

 

View Delsol’s beautiful fine art photography prints galleries, here on the Helen Jones-Florio gallery site. 

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LONG ISLAND ROAD‘ © Michel Delsol

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