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Koga no shin kenkyu (New Studies in Photography)

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  • Museum number

    2008,3035.10

  • Title (object)

    • Koga no shin kenkyu (New Studies in Photography)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Small 4to. Original decorated cloth-backed boards

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1923
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  • Curator's comments

    Fuchikami Hakuyo (1889-1960) is one of the key figures in art photography standing between (or bridging) Pictorialism and Modernist Photography. Having studied photography in Saga and Nagasaki, he opened a photographic studio in Kobe in 1919. In June 1922 he launched the important magazine 'Hakuyo' (White Sun) which became famous for its beautifully printed collotype plates by key figures in the geijutsu shashin movement. In the same year he founded the Japan Photographic Art Association (Nihon Koga Geijutsu Kyokai) which embraced a national membership, although most members were based in the Kansai Region. They held their first exhibition in Osaka in June 1923 and the present book published in November of the same year (barely three months after the Great Kanto Earthquake!) features works from that exhibition together with the photographer’s commentary on each image. It shows important examples of the geijutsu shashin movement and is extremely rare. In 1928 Fuchikami moved to Manchuria where he continued to be active in photographic circles, founding the Manshu Shashin Sakka Kyōkai (Manchuria Photographic Artists Association) in 1932 (it’s journal 'Hikaru Oka' [Shining Hills] was launched in ’37), and in the following year became editor-in-chief of the Manchu Graph (see item 123 & 124). No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)

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  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 10 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2008,3035.10

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.267 (Photobook number)

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