Topic: Japan

Lieko Shiga—Courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne
Out There

Dreamscapes: The Fantastical Photographs of Lieko Shiga

The striking pictures in Japanese artist Lieko Shiga’s series, Canary — currently on display at the Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam FOAM — reference the powerful metaphor of a canary in a coal mine.

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Sam Abell / Courtesy Radius Books
Out There

The Sam Abell Library: 40 Years of Life and Still Life

A new 16-volume collection presents 40 years of the National Geographic photographer’s understated, mostly unpublished color documentary work. Sam Abell photographs places—Newfoundland, Hagi, Japan and Northern Australia—for the first set of four books due out this winter.

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Touko Hujanen
In Progress

Santa 24/7: Portrait of a Year-Round Father Christmas

LightBox presents one photographer’s story of a real-life professional Santa.

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Geert Vanden Wijngaert—AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: November 23 – 30

From protests in Egypt and life in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict to Myanmar’s refugee camps and volcanic lava spilling into the ocean in Hawaii, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Jeff Pachoud–AFP/Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: September 21 – 28

From the NFL touchdown controversy in the U.S. and Israelis observing Yom Kippur to China’s first aircraft carrier and surfing with dolphins in Australia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Marco Longari–AFP/Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: September 14 – 21

From continued anti-American protests around the world and the Pope’s visit to Lebanon to the honoring of Aung San Suu Kyi in the U.S. and the Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of the South Pacific, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Kevin Frayer–AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: August 17 – August 24

From violent clashes in Lebanon and wildfires in Spain to a disabled beauty pageant in Thailand and a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Wayne Lawrence–INSTITUTE for TIME
Photo Essay

Small Ball! The Faces of Baseball’s True World Series

Photographer Wayne Lawrence’s portraits of young baseball players from around the world at the 66th Annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

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Naoya Hatakeyama—Courtesy of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Taka Ishii Gallery
Out There

Landscapes on the Verge of Change

A new retrospective of the work of Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama, opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on July 28, looks at vistas on the verge of change.

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Kimiko Yoshida
Out There

Ceremonies of Disappearance: Kimiko Yoshida’s Critique of Identity

For over a decade, Kimiko Yoshida has created photos of herself in which she wears elaborate costumes that reference a wide range of subjects, from haute couture to the canon of Western painting.

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