Issei Suda

b. 1940, Tokyo, Japan

Issei Suda graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 1962. Between 1967 and 1970, he worked as a stage photographer and documentarist of the theatrical group “Tenjo Sajiki” directed by poet-playwright Terayama Shuji; he then became a freelance photographer in 1971. In 1996, Suda was awarded the Ken Domon Award. His work has been exhibited in numerous museum exhibitions including “Self/Other” at National Musuem of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan (2008); “The History of Japanese Photography” at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (2003); “Japanese Photography in the 1970s - Memories Frozen in Time” at Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo, Japan (1991); “Japan: A Self-Portrait” at International Center of Photography in New York, USA (1979). He is currently a Professor at Osaka University of Arts in Osaka, Japan.

About Rubber (1993-96)
Rubber is a series of staged images of women tightly wrapped in latex. The work reflects the fetishism of the artist’s gaze and the fetishism of the subject being directed in the images.

Exhibition details of "Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography" (7.5 - 25.6.2016)