Photobook. First edition.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
- Height: 25 centimetres (covers)
- Width: 21.5 centimetres (covers)
While on the surface appearing to be a documentary of Tokyo during the 1950s, this publication marks the transition from one to the next phase. In summing up documentary photography one can already detect the beginning of a personal vision. With images from Hosoe Eikoh's 'Otoko to Onna' featuring prominently on the dustwrapper and the endpapers, this compilation of works by members of the Japan Professional Photographers Society (Nihon Shashinka Kyokai) features works by Hayashi Tadahiko, Nagano Shigeichi, Watabe Yukichi, Miki Jun, Tanuma Takeyoshi, Haga Hideo, Kimura Ihei and many others. Of particular interest are the images by Watabe Yukichi (1924-1993), a virtually unknown photographer who never published a book before 1970 when he turned to colour photography. In a series entitled 'Police detective' (keiji), he follows a plain-clothes officer around down-town Tokyo. There is something of a film-noir in these images. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
2009 Oct 25 - 2010 Feb 14, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2012 Oct - 2013 Apr, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
- Topographic representation of: Tokyo-to
- PB.197 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF16383
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