Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


Battleship Island, Hardback Book


In July 2015, MAKIKO was granted rare permission to photograph the restricted zone of Battleship Island, shortly after it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ringed by a seawall, and covered in tightly packed buildings, the tiny fortress-like island was once the most densely populated place on Earth.

Now it is a ghost town - completely uninhabited for more than forty years.

In the book, archive photographs break the eerie silence of the island's contemporary landscape and, through the memories of a former resident of the island, MAKIKO brings it back to life.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9781911306221