Suizan Kurokawa Woman in Kimono at Waterfall
Medium Gelatin Silver Print
Photo Date c. 1910
Dimensions 5.5 x 3.75 in. (140 x 95 mm)
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
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Kyoto-born Kurokawa (1882–1944) was a successful pictorialist photographer whose work was regularly published in kabuki magazines and photo journals of the day, including "Shashin Reidai Shu" (Photo Example) Magazine. Traditional Japanese painting, or "Sansui-ga" highly influenced his work, which often included landscapes. Here we see a woman bending before a waterfall. The crisp focus in which she is rendered is unusual, and forms a lovely, stylistic contrast to the blurred, rushing water before her and in the distance.
Reproduced in: "Art Photography in Japan 1920-1940", Charles Schwartz Ltd. and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC, 2003, page 11.
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