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EDJ & Hatje Cantz : Nicolas Boyer : GIRI GIRI


Its title “GIRI GIRI” Its author: Nicolas Boyer. He presents it as follows:

The book GIRI GIRI, whose subtitle “One hundred and two views without mount Fuji” is a nod to Hokusai, a game of representations on the images conveyed by Japan through different societal archetypes.

A series of images on the “exotic” imaginary clichés that have been built over a century and a half following the opening of the Meiji era – whose name is derived from the “light” kanji, the foundation of photography.

Finally, it is also an opportunity to play around the concept of photographic truth in the fluctuating relationship that documentary work can establish with fiction.

We meet an old yakuza who repents every day by going to the local evangelical section, a player after a dizzy spell in a deafening pachinko game room, or even college girls who take hysterical poses reminiscent of kabuki theater.

Nicolas Boyer


The publisher’s site where the book (pre-order) can be shipped anywhere in the world. It is only printed at 400 copies in France + Switzerland / Belgium, and will also be sold by Hatje Cantz (500 copies) for Germany & Anglo-Saxon countries.


Nicolas Boyer : GIRI GIRI

Éditions de Juillet & Hatje Cantz

Format : 22×29 cm

264 pages – 102 images

Cloth cover

Bilingual French – English

ISBN : 978-2-36510-089-2

35 €




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