Consider the oyster

After his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the photographer Nobuyoshi Araki captured their final meals together to create this haunting series

Tank _autumn 2016_54

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Tank _autumn 2016_59

All works by Nobuyoshi Araki, from The Banquet, 1993.Photographs © Nobuyoshi Araki and courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo