CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)
CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)
CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)
CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)
CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)
CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)
CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)
CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)

CHLOÉ JAFÉ - 
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life)

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CHLOÉ JAFÉ
INOCHI AZUKEMASU (I give you my life) - (Collector’s edition with a print)

Self-published, 2020
Book size 26 x 20 x 2.5 cm
Pages 160 pages
Hardcover
Language Japanese and English
Limited edition of 30
Numbered and signed
Including a numbered print (23.5 x 19 cm), limited edition of 10
Tiny damage on one corner (back)

In 2014, the French photographer Chloé Jafé settles in Tokyo where she had the chance to meet with the head of a yakuza group. During 6 years, she photographed the daily life of this group, with a focus on the wives, mistresses, and body guards. All these women play a very significant role in the life of the yakuza . She named her series "Inochi Azukemasu", gift of one’s life. Taking on the spontaneity of a travel book, her black and white photographs capture intimate moments as well as gatherings of important clan members. Gestures and often tattooed bodies are central in Chloé’s pictures, and she sometimes goes beyond the frame of the image to enhance her point.

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En 2014, la photographe française Chloé Jafé (1984 -) s’installe à Tokyo où elle y fait la rencontre d’un chef yakuza de Tokyo qui l’autorise à photographier son quotidien pendant six ans. Elle s’intéresse alors plus particulièrement aux épouses, maitresses et gardes du corps. Toutes ces femmes y jouent un rôle particulièrement important, c’est pourquoi elle nomme sa série Inochi Azukemasu qui signifie « le don de sa vie ». Reprenant la spontanéité du carnet de voyage, ses photographies en noir et blanc mêlent moments d’intimité et réunions de chefs de clans. Chloé Jafé donne une place prépondérante aux gestes et aux corps souvent tatoués dont elle prolonge parfois les motifs hors du cadre de l’image.