You are probably familiar with the “Sand Dunes” of Shoji Ueda, a series of scenes set in the sand dunes of his home town of Tottori, which he began working on in the 1930s. The images include children doing balancing acts, him holding his bowler hat or with a balloon floating at the end of string in a set of curious self-portraits, and his wife in a kimono in the desert. In fact, we tend to reduce the photographer to these images.
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