Color-printed booklet about "The Yokohama Project" by Italian artist Giada Ripa, made in collaboration with Ruinart. This booklet helps a better understanding of Giada Ripa work, by giving insights of the project, texts and reproduction of the photographs by Giada Ripa, quotes and extracts of the "Carnets de voyage" by Mathilde Ruinart de Brimont as well as reproductions of the photographs made by Felice Beato in the 19th Century.
The Yokohama project is first and foremost a family story, that of Giada Ripa and her relative Mathilde Ruinart de Brimont. The starting point is a portfolio, composed of old photographs dating back from the 19th century, found by Giada Ripa in her Italian house. Views, historical notes and indigenous types of Japan, shot in 1860s, portray the city of Yokohama (Japan) and its surroundings. The «visual narrator» Felice Beato, who took the photos back then, gives an insight on a society that had just opened to the rest world. After this discovery, Ripa decided to fly to Japan and go back in time making the same photographs 150 years later, reviving the past.