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Wadachi: Kono Tetsu shashin shu 轍: 河野轍写真集 (Tracks: The Photography of Kono Tetsu)

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  • Title (object)

    • Wadachi: Kono Tetsu shashin shu 轍: 河野轍写真集 (Tracks: The Photography of Kono Tetsu)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Large 4to. Original cloth.

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  • Date

    • 1976
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  • Curator's comments

    Kono Toru [sic] (1907-1984) was born in Osaka. He started photographing as a hobby in 1927 and became a member of the famous Tampei Photography Club in 1931. Tampei held its first Tokyo exhibition in 1935 and for the next three consecutive years Kono was awarded the main prize. He was influenced by Yasui Nakaji and accompanied him on the 'Wandering Jew' project in Kobe in 1941. After the war he continued to photograph in an avant-garde tradition and was a founding member of the Spiegel Photographers Association which operated as a subsidiary of the Tampei Club. In 1953 they mounted an exhibition called 'The Tampei Eight' which included Kimura Katsumasa, Wada Seiko, Tamai Mizuo, Sahoyama Gyokai, Tanahashi Shisui, Horiuchi Hatsutaro, and Iwamiya Takeji. The last three contribute essays at the end of this book. Kono died shortly after the work was published. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 86 bibliographic details
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.343 (Photobook number)

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