I’ve made a point of not writing about the art business on this blog. But I have to make an exception for Yossi Milo. Here are just ten of the reasons I love Yossi:
- Because he shows one of my favorite established photographers: Nicolas Nixon.
- Because he shows one of my favorite young photographers: Allesandra Sanguinetti
- Because he doesn’t care about labels. For all of his success with Loretta Lux and Simen Johan, he still shows documentary work.
- Because on October 25 he’ll be debuting Taj Forer’s sweet and understated photographs.
- Because he included one of my pictures in his June Bride exhibition
- Because he’s always good to the Minneagraphers (Katherine Turczan, David Goldes)
- Because he shows my friends Lise Sarfati and Eirik Johnson.
- Because he is just so sweet.
- Did I mention he shows Nicolas Nixon?
- Because he keeps unearthing great stuff. The latest is the work of Kohei Yoshiyuki. Taken with infrared film and flash in various Tokyo parks, these pictures show people gathering for furtive sexual encounters, both heterosexual and homosexual. More strange than the sex are the spectators:
Along with exhibiting Yoshiyuki’s work (September 6 – October 20), Yossi will be publishing his book, The Park, this fall. The original version of the book, Document Park, was published in 1980 with an introduction by Nobuyoshi Araki:
In The Photobook, A History, Vol. II, Parr and Badger write that Document Park “is a brilliant piece of social documentation, catching perfectly the loneliness, sadness and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships in a big, hard metropolis like Tokyo.”