BALLOON POSITION 

 

The Paris Photo Aperture Book Foundation PhotoBook Awards 

Shortlist - PhotoBook of the Year 

Through Cyclopean gaze, literally the artist's vision, impaired by suffering a brain tumour,
attempts to reconstruct the shattered self that was suspended between conflicting internal and external chaos, life near death, eternal rainfall, gives herself to the construction of a handmade book. Balloon Position an appropriation, a facsimile of that dummy, a document of a document.
Anrakuji, a medium, photographic shaman, seeking through, literary, poetical, philosophical references in her enquiries.
Presenting what we love and fear. 

 

Published by AKAAKA ART PUBLISHING Inc. Japan, 2019

208 pages

Soft cover 

257 × 364 mm 

ISBN: 978-4-86541-102-7 

 

Limited number of signed copies available  

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7000 yen + tax + shipping 

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COMING SOON

BALLOON POSITION- Special Edition 

A signed copy of the book and a signed and numbered original print

Edition of 30 will be available exclusively from OFFICE EMI ANRAKUJI

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MISHO 

 

MISHO includes previously unseen works from compelling 1800 millimètre series. 

Selected by LensCulture's Curators' picks of 2017. Finalist of LUCIE PHOTO BOOK AWARD independent category 2018.

 

Published by SHINTO, Portugal, November 10, 2017. 

Edited by  Rui Ribeiral & Paulo Nozolino 

Text by Emi Anrakuji

Design by ilhas studio

 

Edition of 250 with hanko stamp.

Offset printing over silkscreen printing with photoluminescent ink.

All copies stitched and assembled by hand

Softcover in a slipcase with obi

32 pages, 18 black & white illustrations.

210 x 300mm

 

 

Very limited number of signed copies available

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Live fruitfully  

Here I stand      

Trusting that every phenomenon is the first step to create this book

Everything begins here  

- Emi Anrakuji

 
 
 

MISHO- Special Edition 

A signed copy of the book and a signed and numbered original gelatin silver print

Print paper size 130 x 100 mm

Image size 120 x 90mm

Edition of 15 

 

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$ 460 ( dollar USA ) + shipping 

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IPY 

A prolific producer of images, Anrakuji often arranges her work as handmade books, one of which served as the catalyst for IPY.  

 

 

Published by Nazraeli Press, USA, 2008 

Hardcover

80 pages, 79 plates.

100 x 440 mm

ISBN: 978-1-59005-218-1

 

IPY - Special Edition

 

Published by Nazraeli Press, USA, 2008   

Signed copy of the book, and a signed and numbered original print in a clamshell box. Edition of 25. 

 

 

 

One Picture Book #40: e hagaki

Anrakuji contributed to Nazraeli's One Picture Book series. She displays reproductions of her one-off digital prints onto e hagaki (picture postcards). The book concludes with an original, signed portrait printed over a vintage postcard. Each original print is unique.  

 

 

Published by Nazraeli Press, USA, 2008

Hardcover

Edition limited to 500 copies

16 pages + 1 original print 

184 x 140 mm

ISBN: 159005179-3

 

 

Witness#2  

Daido Moriyama, as artist and editor presents his own photographs taken in Shanghai and the work of two other artists: Emi Anrakuji and Ken Kitano for the second installment in the Nazraeli Press "Witness" Series.

Anrakuji's jigsaw puzzle-like portraits of herself - naked, clothed or partially dressed - blur the boundaries between documentary and staged photography. It also includes an illustrated overview of JGS activities in the arts.  

Published by Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) with distribution by Nazraeli Press, USA, 2007

Edited by Daido Moriyama

Hardcover 

96 pages 

ISBN: 1590051998

 

EMI ANRAKUJI

 

 

Emi Anrakuji's first monograph to be published outside of Japan. Posing naked, clothed, or partially dressed, Anrakuji takes a uniquely obsessive interest in her own body. Her legs, arms, hands, toes, lips, and hair create arresting compositions and erotic ambiance. 

 

Published by Nazraeli Press, USA, 2006

Hardcover

40 pages

250 x 163 mm

ISBN-10: 159005167X

 

 

EMI ANRAKUJI - Special edition 

 

Edition of 25 copies. 60 pages, 53 four-color plates with two signed and numbered original color prints in a clamshell box.  

 

Published by Nazraeli Press, USA, 2006

ISBN: 159005167X 

 

HMMT?

 

The first book by Emi Anrakuji, HMMT? showcases black & white images for which the artist received the Grand Prize of WHITE CUBE Kyoto Photo contest in 2003.

 

 

Published by Yu-Time Shuppan, Japan, 2005

Softcover

250 pages

180 × 260 mm 

ISBN: 4860100646

 

Very limited number of signed copies available

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