About This Image

This image is from Bunka Shashin-shu, the magazine published by the Tokyo-based photo group Shashin Bunka Kyokai. The publication was influenced by Stieglitz's Camera Work. The group held regular juried exhibitions that included work by leading Japanese pictorialists of the 1920s. Top selections were published their magazine. There were only three issues: June, August , and September of 1922.

This image is form Volume 1, Plate 30-2 of the publication.

Yasumoto (1889-1944 )was from Fukuoka. He was published in Photo Times and other prominent photography magazines of the day, and became a member of Nihon Koga Kyokai where he was recognized for his works depicting distorted landscapes. In 1931-32 he traveled to the United States with 2 other Japanese photographers, and was therefore influenced by the photography art scene in America.

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Tagayasu Hito (The Cultivator)
Koyo Yasumoto Tagayasu Hito (The Cultivator)

Price $500

Main Image

Ref.# 11384

Medium Rotogravure

Photo Date 1922  Print Date 1922

Dimensions 3.75 x 5 in. (95 x 127 mm)

Photo Country Japan

Photographer Country Japan


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