The Park 1971-73
On sale in Japan on June 2011
16 pages, 14 b/w plates
By using a camera equipped with infrared film and filtered flash Kohei Yoshiyuki (born in 1946) photographed of couples having sex in the parks in Tokyo and the voyeurs watching them through the darkness. Yoshiyuki published the photobook, “Document: Koen [Park]” in 1980 of these photographs produced between 1971 and 1973 together with the photographs of the gay couples newly taken in 1979 for the book.
His first solo exhibition abroad, a collection of these images from the “The Park” was held nearly 30 years later at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York in 2007, and the book “Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park” (with 62 images) was published by Hatje Cantz/Yossi Milo Gallery in the same year. Since then, this Yoshiyuki's project received global acclaim resulting in exhibitions throughout the US and Europe, such as 2008 Berlin Biennale, 2009 PhotoEspana, 2012 Liverpool Biennal, and 2013 Venice Biennale.