(16 de enero de 1930 – 14 de diciembre de 2012) Shōmei Tōmatsu (en japonés 東松 照明 ),was a Japanese photographer who stood out for his social reporting. He studied economics at the University of Aichi while learning photography in a self-taught way, after finishing his studies he started working at Iwanami Shoten publishing house. […]
In 1971 photographer Takuma Nakahira participated in the Seventh Paris Biennale for emerging artists from around the world. In his experimental project Circulation: Date, Place, Events Nakahira challenged himself to photograph his surroundings and in the same day exhibit the results for a duration of approximately one week.
Mao Ishikawa was born in 1953 in Ôgimi Village, in the northern part of Okinawa. She started her photography career in a workshop guided by the famous Japanese photographer Tômatsu Shômei, in Tokyo in 1973.
If in April the undisputed protagonists were the books, May we are presented as a kind of photographic spring in Barcelona. And it is that several exhibitions that certify that photography is a genre that does not stop spreading through the city, either in the form of samples, spaces, festivals, courses and initiatives of all […]
Like other fields, the photography world of Japan has long been male-centred. Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Eiko Hosoe, and Shomei Tomatsu would pop up in one’s head when trying to identify Japanese photographers, but I doubt if one comes up with female artists without immersing oneself in the scene. Miyako Ishiuchi would be an exception, but […]
Every language has its share of words hiding elaborate histories and quirky details about certain civilizations. Here are just a few, whose story deserves to be told: Disaster Literally bad star in ancient Greek, this word is a reminder that before the development of astronomy, people used to believe that comets predicted catastrophes and other […]
A great photographic quote by Shōmei Tōmatsu
This article is an unsolicited postscript to the English translation of Provoke magazine comprised in the Provoke Complete Reprint (2018, Nitesha). If you are interested in the background of this essay, as well as the reason why I decided to write, please refer to my previous post. Identifying a collective practice of female artists within the history of post-war Japanese […]
My photography practice has 2 great influences; Minor White and the School of Equivalence from mid- 20th century America and photography as practiced by photographers in Japan especially in the middle of the last century. My first contact with the art from Japan was the work by Masahisa Fukase, The Solitude Of Ravens. I saw […]
“What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
American experimental music artists Xiu Xiu announced their 2019 US Tour this past Tuesday January 14th in support of their upcoming album (ironically their 14th) titled “Girl with Basket of Fruit”. In addition, they released a new video ‘Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy’. According to them, the video races along the thematic current of […]