Life In Philly
Author: Mao Ishikawa
Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery Tokyo
Language: English / Japanese
Size: 25.5 x 36 cm
Shot over a two-month period in 1986 in inner-city Philadelphia, Life in Philly is Okinawan photographer Mao Ishikawa's record of the time she spent visiting the ex-G.I. she befriended while working in the nightclub district in Okinawa's Koza section. At the time, upon returning to Japan and looking over the prints, she thought they were nothing special. Fortunately, upon relooking at them 23 years later, Ishikawa now realizes she captured something very special indeed.