From 1957 through 91 facing Chichibu,
We continue chasing person and life to live there,
We display approximately 80 points of works (all monochrome) which we photographed and introduce.
When Mr. south had begun to take Chichibu, activity of young people's association of village was active, and performance played by villagers was carried out, and meeting of film and play was opened consistently. This was scene seen anywhere in Japan at the time.
And, around the 1970s of interval where he continued taking, intense wave of the times flocked, and life of people changed under the name called "livingry exercise" of farm village in an instant. We had begun to undergo a complete change suddenly on car, TV, material side including record, but we let you do way of lifestyle and living of people, and there did not seem to be change.
Farmers lived in Chichibu while having labor being excessively heavy, old-fashioned thing, the issue of wife and mother, many problems including money not becoming free. When it was problem of "lack of wife" he featured the theme, and to have chosen, and it arrested the fact of farmer with camera, and it was my theme to accuse at many people, we sometimes did field work together and brought interchange with unsociable people.
It is state of wedding ceremony and traditional festival, fight over water of rice field, state of dry field farming business and car, and changing state sees human relations of people by state that life gradually changes and goes including youth coming and going for work, change of before long this life and is produced. We focus on light and shadow of farmhouse by having spent the times to go to change together and are work group which can feel look to watch kindly to the weak.
As for most of youths, factory of five days a week system is April, 1969 for work to town, too ©Yoshikazu Minami
Yoshikazu Minami (we do not spread Minami)
In 1935, we are born in Chichibu, Saitama. We graduate from Tokyo synthesis photograph technical school. We are based in Chichibu and continue chasing unique manners and customs and festival to remain in the area, manners and customs that change while we continue taking for many years carefully.
Continue announcing photograph while run south photo studio in Chichibu, is a lot of agriculture journalist Prize Ken Domon Prize Prize in receiving a prize career including Nobuo Ina Prize in the 21st in 96 in the seventh in 92 in the thirteenth in 94 in the Japan photograph association year in fourth sun prize, the next year, Saitama culture prize for encouragement, the 78 28th for 1,967 years. Member of Japan Photographers Society.
In main book, "walk agriculture in "Chichibu - Pass, village, house" (Japanese economy criticism company), 92 in "Japan, farmer" (Japanese economy criticism company), 84 in "Chichibu" (IE-NO-HIKARI ASSOCIATION), 79 in "a certain mountain village, farmer" (new spring company), 78 in 1972 (sentence = Naooki Ishikawa whole country agriculture newspaper)," is "*tosanshinsha - Nagatoro" (sakitama publication society), other a lot of in 2013.