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The 8 x 10 monochrome prints on show at Tokyo’s UNAC Salon are hardly eye-poppers, overt only in the sharp, downward angles which drag your eyes to the ground.

“Interesting things are always found on the ground,” photographer Tokio Ito says. His lens hunts for traces of life in New York’s East Village: multiple stains on a stretch of sidewalk, garbage dumped on a street corner, bagel stands in the morning light.

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