Several new images of Toshio Shibata’s series, Fifty-Three Stations, 1983-86, are now on view on our website.
This beautiful series takes its name in reference to Hiroshige Ando’s famous 53 Stations of Tokaido, a series of woodblock prints completed in the 1830’s documenting life along the road between Tokyo and Kyoto. Shibata’s night photographs along the highways of Japan and the United States expose a world interconnected through the elegant moods of the road. Taken between 1983-1986, these early photographs are a key transition moment for one of Japan’s most important contemporary photographers, revealing the roots of Shibata’s distinctive aesthetic.
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