Manabu Yamanaka


General Photography

Manabu Yamanaka’s photos remind of me what would happen if Richard Avedon and Bernd and Hilla Becher decided to morph their personalities into one. But maybe one should resist such categorizations even if for a contemporary photographer it is almost impossible to avoid copying or using elements that some other famous photographer has already used. In any case, Manabu Yamanaka adds his own approach to his series of portraits. His subjects - grouped into the four Buddhist pains ‘birth’, ‘age’, ‘disease’, and ‘death’ - make his work unsuited for viewing at work.