Scorching flames, rising black smoke, beads of sweat streaming down sooty faces, men's angry voices echoing through the air, and the smell of fuel oil. Since my first visit to Bangladesh in 2012, I have repeatedly visited and photographed the people who make the "screws" of ships. They worked in a small, dark, cave-like workshop.
There, adults and children worked together to create a cold, hard metal by pouring molten red liquid, like magma, into the pitch-black ground, which was covered with iron sand. It was like a world of creation myths.
Stillness and motion, softness and hardness, light and shadow, regeneration and destruction.
The screw is produced using the tremendous labor of the workers as fuel.
Again and again, I was absorbed by the tremendous energy swirling in this small workshop and gazed at them as if devouring them.
At the end of the book is a novel entitled “The Screw" written by novelist Ishii Shinji for this book.
Design is by Tamon Yahagi, who has worked on many of Yoshida's photo books.
About the cover of the book
The cover photo was printed on a RISO-graph printing press, the title name was stamped, and the author's name was handwritten by Akihito Yoshida for each book.
The screws depicted in this book are all produced by hand, and each screw is slightly different from the others.
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Photo: Akihito Yoshida
Novel: Shinji Ishii
Design: Tamon Yahagi
Editing: Akihito Yoshida
English translation: Lauri Kitsunik
Printing: Marujoh Planning
Price: 8,580 JPY
Format: 297mm x 420mm
Number of pages: 96
Number of photos: 50
Language: Japanese / English
Publication date: April 22, 2023
Publisher: Three Books
Publisher: Akihito Yoshida / Moe Suzuki
ISBN: 978-4-9911731-1-0 C-0072
Price: 8580 JPY
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