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Sightwalk: Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s First Book

Lyrical images of the Magnum photographer's wanderings through the streets of Tokyo in the Nineties

Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Hotel in Akasaka area. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk People crossing road in the Akasaka area. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Akasakamitsuke tube station. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Hotel garden in Akasaka. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Hotel restaurant. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Shopping mall. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Ueno tube station. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Fish market. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk The new metro. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Businessman walks through Shinjuku area. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Temple at Ueno Park. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Cultural center. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Car park at shopping mall. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Sightwalk Bridge at sundown. Tokyo, Japan. 1996. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos

Sightwalk gathers colourful scenes taken in the streets of Tokyo. Stolen moments of the everyday life of the city seem to be frozen into beauty: a car park in a shopping mall, a coffeeshop, the traditional sitting pose of a man at the fish market, Ueno park etc. Stamped with Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s unique eye for detail , they are characterized by his mastery of framing and light.

Pinkhassov sees the overlooked and neglected, bringing to life outstanding compositions with a distinctive visual language, which encompasses blurred foregrounds, vibrant color, reflections and shadows.