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SILENCE: Gan Hosoya, 1973, 'Silence' poster


Gan Hosoya was born in Kanagawa, Japan, in 1935

Firstly, this photograph is in black + white, which makes it appear more static than if it were in colour. Secondly, at first glance the subject seems to be holding something, when in actual fact they are holding nothing; simply the shape of something that has been used to remove the subjects head - giving them no voice.

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