The time of beginning and seeing Kiyoshi Suzuki's photograph -- the particles of a print -- gradation are poor and are compared with Ansel Adams's photograph, totally difference
.
Since a photograph to which are challenging to the preconceived idea of the photograph of the same rough tune as Daido Moriyama or Takuma Nakahira and an old photograph was accepted as a style of a new photograph those days, Kiyoshi Suzuki also thought that he was vague with whether you are a person included in the category.

However, the place where Kiyoshi Suzuki is different receives that Daido Moriyama 's photograph was being aligned with reality to the time of the present progressive form, such as a town, a city, and society.Kiyosi Suzuki took shots coal mine which became an abandoned mine, a coal miner, a circus troupe's member, the homeless man on the street, etc. glanced, I said also in the document succeeded from Ken Domon fist, or had some old images of japanese realism(this has noticed that it is a surprising misapprehension in after years).


The town of Circus tent and me.
Kiyoshi Suzuki, beyond far memory of circus
.

Whatever the encounter with Kiyoshi Suzuki , it became at the time of the student of the Tokyo synthesis photograph vocational school.
The friend took Kiyoshi Suzuki's seminar,the photograph (an elephant and a keeper) which suited the poster of the Japan Photographers Society Rookie of the Year award "town of Cicus Tent" put up for the bulletin board of the school was pleasing, and I bought three his books, "the song of a flow", "the town of Cicus tent ", and "the light of brahman", for 5000 yen through the friend. Those days, I was thinking about photographs are beautuful and smart, and my idea of the good thing (there is a place of my mind which I consider so even now) of a parenthesis was strong, and I was a state completely at Ansel Adams's landscape photograph, or the nude of the Edward Weston.

Tod Papageorge
Women's Marathon, Central Park New York city 1978

"To the time of my child into whom Kiyoshi Suzuki grew up for the coal mine area in Fukushima", Kiyoshi Suzuki said"1940s, especially the circus has existed beyond far memory. (Omission) That cicus tent that felt affectation and gilt or the child heart vaguely, and the cicus play in the vacant lot of the street by which I remenber still clear. "
Memory of their childhood and Kiyoshi Suzuki's words overlapped my childhood days, and the door opened. Brightness of the night stall of a summer festival to which me got the mother to take. The fireworks display which went out with the family.
Someone who was that child at that time that was exciting and swelled expectation -- that is right -- probably, I tried to express the recollections which everybody has , through the circus of Kiyoshi Suzuki's own recollections.

Kiyosi Suzuki exteriorized the surprise and longing to the circus for which I had in the childish mind which is beyond memory of it, and it with the photograph
.
Although a photograph records reality, Kiyoshi Suzuki's photograph responds to reality and puts a thought of it on it (this is a thing which is not a reason which makes a lie).
If the document of photographer Ken Domon fist considers it as "an absolute non-directing snap" (hopeless eye of Rumie [dismissal coal miners' daughter] "the children of Chikuhou" ,his master piece), is Kiyoshi Suzuki "a snap which projects its feeling actually and catches it".

I think that this resembles Robert Frank of the present age United States photograph which used as the photograph criticism which receives actually (I think that the photograph of an empty expressway is expressing splendidly the arrogance and fabrication nature of the U.S. civilization which he who is a Swiss and an alien received). Kiyoshi Suzuki thinks that he is a photographer of the same series as present age photographer Lee Friedlander of the United States full of the criticism soul which receives actually, or the Gary Winogrant and Diane Arbas following the frank back rather than the writer of documentary.It is the criticism which Kiyoshi Suzuki projects -- rather than -- that it is the thought that the heart is still deeper and I am alike, and I am the memory which sleeps, are longing and feeling to the daughter, or a human being who is in a photograph collection "light of Brahman" is kept together with the terrestrial not a conqueror but animal, and the plant(Robert Frank loves Kiyoshi Suzukis' photographs. And also they were good friends.) .
"The town of circus tent" is like the world of a fantasy. The tent of circus which was probably seen as a child serves as a very impressive symbol. And the residents (horseman, a dwarf's wrestler, a flying trapeze, a clown, the juggler etc) of the town of circus tent and gorgeous show (a tamer of wild animal, an acrobat, magic) are such an impressive photograph that it can think that the spot and Mr. Kiyoshi Suzuki's soul will align. And what I am flowing through into the bottom is a rich poetic state of mind. I think that it is the warm look which turned on the people of its circumference. [ after becoming the pure surprise and loging to the circus which I had as Kiyoshi Suzuki's child, and an adult ] Isn't that his photograph enters into our soul easily from such a place?
Most regrettably Kiyoshi Suzuki passed away in AD 2000. But Mr. Kiyoshi Suzuki's photograph comes into people's mind exceeding language or a race. The photograph of Kiyoshi Suzuki, such as the Netherlands and a retrospective exhibition in Germany, is evaluated internationally in recent years.

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II apologize my poor english
Kiyoshi Suzuki@
The town of circus tent@1983

Ken Domon
The Children in Chikuhou@1960
"Rumie-chan"

But then, the photograph (an elephant and a keeper) of the poster was very pleasing, and was settled, and since I wanted to see photographs, I purchased his photograph book. After that,I became busy by the graduation production or a graduation thesis, and a photograph book should also be buried in the inner part of a bookshelf -- I gave up to be a photographer frankly after graduatated.

And the days and months for ten years flow, and the bubble economy also collapses, I am time of having passed over AD 2000, confronted my friend's death (a corporate warrior's death) .I began taking photograph again, and I tried to improve the photograph of Kiyoshi Suzuki who was in the inner part of the bookshelf,I was able to understand true worth of this photograph collection then (he was not old at all)
. I became an ordinary salaried worker, without being trouble.
And the days and months for ten years flow, and the bubble economy also collapses, I am time of having passed over AD 2000, confronted my friend's death (a corporate warrior's death) .I began taking photograph again, and I tried to improve the photograph of Kiyoshi Suzuki who was in the inner part of the bookshelf,I was able to understand true worth of this photograph collection then .

Robert Frank
Root 286@New Mexico 1959

Robert Frank
Hoboken, New Jersey 1955

Diane Arbus
Boy with straw hat waiting pro-war parade, New York city 1967

Lee Friedlander
Albuquerque New Mexico1978

Kiyoshi Suzuki The Town of circus tent 1983

Self-portrat Kiyoshi Suzuki in Song of a flow

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