Issue #59  7/3/2003
Japan Military Propaganda Images Now in Special Exhibit

You will find a new Special Exhibit up on I Photo Central, added to the other 20 exhibits that were already on display. We have also continued to change images and add to our essays for all our Special Exhibits, so they are worth another peek, especially if you haven't looked lately.

The newest addition by Charles Schwartz Ltd. is on Japanese military propaganda photography. These are very rare vintage prints, which were used to make propaganda publications intended to excite the public about Japan's expansion. During the late 1930's before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan was at the height of its military power. The Japanese government hired these photographers, and the images were then heavily retouched by hand to enhance their propaganda values. These vintage photos were found in a Japanese book dealer's archive and have never before been seen. Though rare and very interesting images, the prices are still very reasonable.

You can see this fine exhibit, along with others at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php . We are constantly changing and updating these exhibits as we get in new items, so if you have not looked at them in the last few days, you probably have not seen a lot of the material on display even in the older Special Exhibits.