Oakland: TBW Books, 2017.
SIGNED 100 pages
In 1983, at only 18 years of age, Katsu Naito arrived in New York from his native Japan to work as a contracted kitchen chef. By 1988 he had settled in Harlem, a neighborhood just recovering from the brutal economic devastation of the 1970s. An outsider, Naito traced the streets of his neighborhood on foot, camera in hand, for two years before shooting his first frame. Slowly, Naito became familiar with the people and community he was living amongst, and they with him, the necessary trust was built to record, with quiet tenderness, a time and place that would soon undergo an abrupt transformation. Item #17437