Certain photography projects have come to be seen as monuments in the field, which challenge the photographers who grow up in their shadow. Robert Frank's "The Americans" is such a work, and Stephen Shore's "Uncommon Places" is a good example of how a photographer can rise to meet its challenge. In the West, we are aware of certain photographers who have altered the landscape of photography like Frank: William Eggleston, the Bechers, Cindy Sherman and Shore himself all come to mind. Japan has its own tradition of photography, which includes greats like Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki and Shomei Tomatsu, but (perhaps) apart from Moriyama, I don't think that many Western photographers are studying from this tradition. On the other hand, Japanese photographers are receiving both the Western and Eastern traditions. It's in this context that I would like to introduce the work of Go Itami, a young photographer in Tokyo.