Haruhiko Sameshima’s BOLD CENTURIES is now part of the Asia Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: Bold Centuries

Photographer: Haruhiko Sameshima

Date of publication:  2009

Place of Publication: Auckland

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 22 x 24 cm

Number of pages: 196

Publisher: Rim Books

Design: Milton Andrews

Printer: Everbest

ISBN: 978-0-4373-14482-1

Retail price: $60 NZ

Summary of Project: Bold Centuries is an artist’s book by Haruhiko Sameshima – artist/photographer based in Auckland. This collage-like book is made-up his original photographs together with found historical images and texts, both commissioned and found in history books and the internet. It serves as an engaging and poetic introduction  to Sameshima’s long standing exploration of photography as myth – a skeward tour guide and time machine, taking the reader on a meander through the histories of photographic representation in this country alongside a sweeping and contemporary canvas of our relationships with human habitats and with the land in New Zealand.