Life in Philly (signed)

Mao Ishikawa


Edition : First / Tokyo / Zen Photo / 2010 / Softcover. / Fine
Folio, 64pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Colour plates. Text in Japanese and English. One of 1000 copies. Flatsigned by Ishikawa to rear. Shrink wrap has been opened at the bottom to be signed.


Included in Parr/Badger vol.3. Wonderful document of Ishikawa’s (Hot Day’s in Camp Hansen) trip to Philadelphia in 1986 to visit a G.I. friend she met whilst working in a bar in Okinawa back in the 60s. Captures the raw chaotic life, poverty and fun of 80s Philly in a way that’s very natural and unintrusive. Really more of a personal photo album that a documentary.