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Inside the illegal dog-meat trade

Girls. Many of them, backs turned, matching attire, seemingly identical by physical appearance. They are seen as a cohesive unit, like a pack of crayons. It’s all or none, not for individual sale. Normally, Osamu Yokonami’s photography focuses on close-up portraiture detailing one subject. But over the past two years, he has traded the singular for the plural, photographing that which erases the individual: what the Japanese call “shuudan,” read: “the group.” “Each person has their own…