Nicolas Boyer received a special mention of the Roger Pic Award 2020 for his series Ninety-six views without Mount Fuji, here is his text. After more than two centuries of isolation since 1641, the first Western photographers, like Felice Beato or John Thomson, arrived in Japan at the time of the opening of the country in the turn of the 1860s, have marked from the beginning the construction of the visual & mental representation of the country. At the same time, the nascent Japonism in European artistic circles took over, in turn integrating iconic elements from the archipelago. Many photographic...
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