Taro Karibe: “Any desire can be satisfied in Tokyo”

By Tom Seymour

“I gave Taro the prize because he was honest,” says the Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol of the Japanese photographer Taro Karibe. “Working as a salary man, but longing so much to explore the core of his existence.

Karibe came top in a Tokyo workshop with Sobol, run by the Magnum Photos agency for his image exploration of Tokyo, both a “utopia, where any desire can be satisfied, and a dystopia, filled with something threatening.” Karibe says.

“Instead of focusing on the great photograph and looking for tricks to improve, he started a search within himself – using the …read more

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