MARAINI Fosco | L'isola delle pescatrici

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Author: Fosco Maraini

Publisher: Leonardo da Vinci editrice, Bari, 1964, Fourth Edition

Hardcover, 13x18 cm, 115 Pages

Condition: Overall good, pages inside in very good condition, dustjacket with some tears and signs of use (see pictures for details)

Italian language

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In July 1954 the photographer-ethnologist Fosco Maraini traveled with a small film crew on the  Japanese island of Hekura Hegura-jima. The island is famous for female pearl fishers (ama). The first colour picture section is focused mainly  on the daily life of the island, with general views and impressions. Then Maraini gets closer and closer with his camera, documenting all the underwater work. This community then became a rather popular subject for photographers. Yoshiyuki Iwase and Yoshinobu Nakamura are probably the best-known of those who photographed the diving girls.