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Geijutsu shashin kenkyu (Studies in Art Photography)

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  • Title (object)

    • Geijutsu shashin kenkyu (Studies in Art Photography)
  • Description

    Photography magazine, first series. Vol. I, nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 (two copies), & vol. II, no. 1. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Large 8vo. Original decorated wrappers.

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  • Date

    • 1922-1923
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  • Curator's comments

    During the first half of the 1920s this magazine represented the most important trends in Geijutsu photography. Having published the successful 'Geijutsu Shashin no Kenkyu' Minami Minoru (1887-1948) launched this monthly magazine, promoting a new artistic approach to the pictorialists. Many of the images were taken with a popular Vest Pocket Camera that lent itself to production of popular hazy images. However, one can clearly detect a shift in the subject matter, often away from landscape photography. And even the landscapes began to be seen in a different context, with abstract shapes of light and shadow playing an increasingly important role. Most of the contributions came from amateur photographers and Minami contributed numerous works of his own. After the great Kanto Earthquake of [September] 1923 the publication merged with 'Camera' which was also published by Ars. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 43 bibliographic details
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.300 (Photobook number)

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