Shashin bunka (Photography Culture)
- Shashin bunka (Photography Culture)
Photography magazine, 27 issues (with gaps). Numerous photographic plates and illustrations. Japanese text. Captions to plates in English and Japanese. Large 8vo. Original printed wrappers.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
This magazine was born out of the merger with Camera, Camera Club and Shashin Salon following the consolidation of photographic magazines in December 1940. The founding editor was Kitahara Tetsuo (1887-1957) who used some of the editors from the previous publications as advisors. Ishizu Ryosuke and Morooka Koji were members of the editorial staff, and in the first two years the magazine gained a reputation for excellence. But sooner or later the war-effort began to dominate the content. Shashin Bunka initiated one the first Japanese photographic awards, the Ars Photographic Culture Award (Arusu shashin bunka-sho), but it was only awarded once (in 1942 to Domon Ken). It continued under various names and publishers until June 1945. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.391 (Photobook number)
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