Yuki Kihara – Paradise Camp

The categories of genders and gender-related behaviors and preferences are not as binary as some would have us believe. According to Western psychology, we all have both male and female sides; either side can predominate or be more pronounced at times in individuals. The same is true of a variety of cultural behaviors, attitudes, and preferences, where many differences can be observed. An era of greater tolerance and a lessening of fear of the ‘other’ would be a welcome change in this regard; clinging to very narrowly defined historical edicts creates more conflicts rather than a productive shared planet. It is in this spirit that we welcome Yuki Kihara’s new book, Paradise Camp, which provides much historical background, as well as many visual surprises and other insights and interpretations. The project has been expertly compiled and edited by Natalie King.

Source: PhotoBook Journal