Okubo Koroku isaku shashin shu (Posthumously Published Photographs by Okubo Koroku)
- Okubo Koroku isaku shashin shu (Posthumously Published Photographs by Okubo Koroku)
Photobook, one volume, first edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. 4to. Original boards in dustwrapper and slipcase.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
Okubo Koroku (1900-1936) came to Tokyo at the age of fifteen and after working for several small photographic studios he joined Asahi News in 1921. From 1923 onwards he served as staff photographer for Asahi Graph, a weekly illustrated magazine. A keen observer of light and shadow, Okubo was a pioneer with a unique photographic language, a professional, whose images have a political message. Asahi Shimbun published three volumes containing several of Okubo's images, namely 'Japan - a Pictorial Interpretation' (1932), 'Changing Japan seen through the Camera' (1933), & 'Manchoukuo - a Pictorial Record' (1934). Okubo’s life and work spanned the whole spectrum of innovation in Japanese photography, from pictorialism over 'Neue Sachlichkeit' to avant-garde and political collages. The present work was published by his former employer shortly after his death as a mark to his genius. Very rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.347 (Photobook number)
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