Anders Petersen photographed Okinawa, the island in southern Japan famous for traditional Ryukyu culture, beautiful beaches, and American bases, which is his first series made in Asian country. He was invited by European Eyes in 2000 for a three-week residence in Japan. Okinawa includes many images from this series that have never been published before.
Petersen briefly researched Okinawan history before his visit there, thinking 'how can you possibly handle this information as a person, and as a photographer?'. With his anxiety, he has photographed the street (Kokusai Dori, the main street in Naha city), people, and small animals.
With respect and love, he beautifully and wonderfully draws out the strengths of his subjects in Okinawa.
120 pages, 24 x 18.2 cm, hardcover, T&M Projects (Tokyo).