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Dai ikkai [nikai, sankai] Kokusai Shashin Saron (The First [Second, Third] International Photographic Salon of Japan)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,3035.18.1-3

  • Title (object)

    • Dai ikkai [nikai, sankai] Kokusai Shashin Saron (The First [Second, Third] International Photographic Salon of Japan)
  • Description

    Photobooks, first edition. 3 vols. Numerous photographic plates, several tipped in. Text in English and Japanese. Large 8vo. Original flexible boards.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1927-1929
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    In December 1926 the All-Kanto and the All-Kansai Associations of Photographic Societies joined forces, uniting some four-hundred amateur societies under a new national umbrella organization called the All-Japan Association of Photographic Societies (Zen Nihon Shashin Renmei). They held their first International Photographic Salon exhibition in May 1927, sponsored by Asahi Newspaper and continued annually thereafter. Akiyama Tetsuzuke, Fukuhara Shinzo, Ezaki Kiyoshi, and Ishida Kiichiro, were members of the selection committee, choosing some 300-400 works each year from thousands of International submissions. “Political and racial differences are of earth, and earthy, and shall rot with what is mortal of us. The essence of glory, the soul of men surviving shall have neither difference nor division into classes” (Foreword to vol. 3). A rare set in very good condition. Only one copy of vol. 1 in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)

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  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 18 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2008,3035.18.1-3

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.275 (Photobook number)

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