10 May Book Launch: ‘Edges of the Rainbow – LGBTQ Japan’
‘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
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
“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
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.
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View Delsol’s beautiful fine art photography prints galleries, here on the Helen Jones-Florio gallery site.