“NINAGAWA WOMAN 2” and “NINAGAWA MEN 1” by photographer Mika Ninagawa were simultaneously published on Jan. 30th.

The two photographic collections feature photos of 100 women and 100 men respectively including actresses, actors, pop stars nationwide and worldwide and others who flourish in various areas under a keyword “I think cool girls / boys are national treasures”.

Designer Anna Sui, ellieille of art group Chim↑Pom, fashion model Miranda Kerr, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Momoiro Clover Z, Dempagumi.inc and Ai Tominaga appear in “NINAGAWA WOMAN 2”.

mastermind designer Masaaki Honma, horror animator Kazuo Umezu, artist Takashi Murakami and even the father of Shirato family played by a dog, Jiro Shirato in the SoftBank commercial messages appear in “NINAGAWA MEN 1”.

From Jan. 30th to Feb. 11th, an exhibition “NINAGAWA MEN and WOMEN” is open and on Feb. 2nd a talk event featuring Mika Ninagawa will be held at Hankyu Umeda Gallery. Mika Ninagawa is a photographer, who has been awarded many prizes such as the Kimura Ihei Award. Her solo exhibit which started in 2008, covered museums around Japan and gathered a total of 180,000 people. In 2010, she published a photographic collection from a New York art publisher, Rizzoli and became a woman in the news. In 2007, she directed a movie “Sakuran” and debuted as a film director. Her movie “Helter Skelter” released last year made 2.1 billion yen at the box office.

【Book Information】
Author: Mika Ninagawa
Date of Issue: Jan. 30th 2013
Price: 2,800 yen each
Publisher: Kodansha Ltd.