Tag Archives: Shomei Tomatsu

David Solo: An Inveterate Photobook Collector

In a loft apartment in the former grand ballroom of a converted pre-war Brooklyn landmark hotel, David Solo is surrounded by floor to ceiling bookshelves punctuated by framed photographs, works on paper and a beautiful collection of Chinese scholar’s stones.  … Continue reading

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Shomei Tomatsu (1930 – 2012)

It was announced earlier today that acclaimed postwar Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu died in Okinawa on December 14, 2012. Tomatsu was a founding member of the influential Vivo photography collective in 1959 and mentor to successive generations of younger Japanese … Continue reading

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Fanta, Sprite and G.I. Joe: Postwar Japanese Photographers Respond to the American Military Presence in Japan

Since the end of World War II, the American military presence on Japanese soil has been a contentious, yet mandated component of Japan’s postwar political and economic landscape. Initiated and maintained through a series of treaties at the end of … Continue reading

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Japanese Provoke Era Reprints and Facsimiles – Russet Lederman

Japanese Provoke Era Reprints and Facsimiles in the ICP Library by Russet Lederman This second in a series of blog posts to explore Japanese photobooks and periodicals in the International Center of Photography’s library and permanent collection focuses on reprints … Continue reading

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