Ishiuchi Miyako’s early life near Yokosuka’s U.S. military base

Ishiuchi Miyako’s early life near Yokosuka’s U.S. military base

Photographer Ishiuchi Miyako recalls growing up in Yokosuka, Japan, where a United States naval base was located during and after World War II. She describes living in an area that was often unsafe for women; shooting her series Yokosuka Story (1976–77); and finding her way in the male-dominated field of photography in the 1970s.




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