—01. Published by Osiris, 2011.
The Park 1971-1973 "is a social document of the megalopolis of Tokyo in the '70s, raising questions related to human desire, privacy, and voyeurism. In an essay 'Voyeurism and Appropriation in Kohei Yoshiyuki’s The Park,' Marco Bohr accurately described the fabric of this amazing photographic work. 'Yoshiyuki thus sets out a complex dynamic of looking and being-looked-at which can be deduced into this formula: a couple kisses in the park, the couple is watched by voyeurs, the photographer photographs the couples being watched by voyeurs, and finally, the viewer looks at a photograph depicting voyeurs looking at a couple kissing in the park. In other words, not only the photographer but also the viewer of the photograph become incidental voyeurs in the act of looking.'"