Publisher Rvb Books, 2015 14 pages Hardcover, signed
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In 'Recruit', Tomoko Sawada continues her work on the autoportrait at the heart of contemporary Japanese society. This time, she explores the identity photos, which Japanese students take at the end of their studies when they start looking for work. She retains the well-established formal conventions – dress, posture, neutral facial expression – but adds a subtle variation. Starting with a fixed photographic method, which imitates the photobooth with its similar lighting, unchanging framework and pose-taking, she multiplies the images by playing on her hairdo, her makeup and her facial expression.