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Andy Donohoe - Photographer

Rokko Island


Image of Rokko Island

Rokko Island is an artificial island next to Kobe in the Kansai region of Japan. Reclaimed from the sea between 1973 and 1992, it was constructed as a utopian vision of the future, but due in the part to the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 and the Japanese recession of the early 90’s, the island is not fully populated. This project is a visual document of the time I spent there, lost in the dream-like concrete landscape.

Presented as a 15 x 21cm book of 25 photographs, featuring an essay by Rokko Island resident Paul Venet, titled 'An In-Between - Paradise Neither Lost or Found'

Limited edition of 100. Signed and numbered.