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One Night Carnival - Fumiaki Fukuda


FUKUDA, Fumiaki.
One Night Carnival.
First edition. 124pp b&w images in stiff printed wrappers with colourful printed dust jacket. Tokyo: Daisan Shokan, 1979.
Dust jacket a little worn at the upper edge of the spine. 

Dynamic photo book focusing on the edgy biker subculture of Tokyo in the late 1970s. Sequenced like a film strip and densely packed to show the speed and drama of the biker gatherings. Fukuda captures the iconic biker style, their insignia in patches and flags. Frequent focus on girl gangs. An incredible work whose design perfectly captures this unique and fleeting event.

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