Very scarce catalogue for the only major exhibition on Kiyoshi Koishi and Naniwa Shashin Club, held in 1988 at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art and Seibu Contemporary Art Gallery.
Kiyoshi Koishi (March 26, 1908 – July 7, 1957) was one of the most prominent Japanese photographers in the first half of the 20th century. He was born in Osaka and became a member of Naniwa Shashin Club (浪華写真倶楽部, Naniwa Photography Club) in 1928.
In 1933 he published the monograph Shoka Shinkei (初夏神経, “Early Summer Nerves”), one of the most important works for Japanese modernist photography and one of the most sought after volumes. In this work, he used many photographic techniques such as photomontage and photograms, succeeding in creating surrealistic images. From 1938, he worked for the Japanese government in the magazine Shashin Shūhō (写真週報, “Photo Weekly”). And he became a war photographer of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Therefore, he was no longer able to produce avant-garde photo. After World War II, he continued to take many photographs. But tragically, he couldn’t leave the works from the effects of restricted activity due to the war. In 1957, Koishi died by accident, falling on the station platform in Moji, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Very rarely seen outside of Japan, and little printed document there either, this catalogue collects a valuable photographic history of Koishi’s stunning work, alongside the work of his fellow Naniwa Shashin Club members from 1921-1950.
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Rare 1988 catalogue of exhibition “Japanese Photography in 1930s”, Sep. 10 – Oct. 30, 1988 at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura.
Lavishly illustrated (just under 350 colour and black and white photo reproductions) catalogue surveying the incredible and diverse modern and avant-garde photographic work to come out of Japan during the 1930s (and early 1940s), including the work of Jun Watanabe, Ei-Q, Manshichi Sakamoto, Iwata Nakayama, Kiyoshi Koishi, Masaki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Hamaya, Shoji Ueda, Hisashi Hisano, Wataru Takahashi, Keiichiro Goto, Kansuke Yamamoto, Tsugio Tajima, Minoru Sakata, Koro Honjo, Sutezo Otono, Kametaro Kawasaki, Bizan Ueda, Nakaji Yasui, Yoshio Tarui, Toshinobu Yano, Kiyoshi Koishi, Kiyoshi Nishiyama, Ori Umesaka, Roso Fukuhara, Shinzo Fukuhara, Yasuzo Nojima, Mitsugi Arima…
A very valuable volume for anyone interested in modern photography.
Comes with printed ad for exhibition inserted.
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Wonderful first edition of this now very scarce Japanese photography book published in 1995 by Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan on the occasion of the major photography retrospective “The Founding and Development of Modern Photography in Japan”, held between 21 January-26 March 1995.
Fine historical photographic works by 76 Japanese artists are beautifully reproduced in this handsome edition, alongside reproductions of page-spreads from important modern Japanese photography publications such, complete list of exhibited works, and texts in English and Japanese, including “Consciousness and Expression of the Modern”; “The Modern in Lyricism”; “Photographs as Modern Forms of Expression”; “In Search of a New Image of the Photographer”.
Isshū Nagata, Koshiro Onchi, Manshichi Sakamoto, Iwata Nakayama, Kiyoshi Koishi, Jun Watanabe, Ei-Q, Masaki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Hamaya, Shoji Ueda, Hisashi Hisano, Wataru Takahashi, Keiichiro Goto, Kansuke Yamamoto, Tsugio Tajima, Minoru Sakata, Koro Honjo, Sutezo Otono, Kametaro Kawasaki, Bizan Ueda, Nakaji Yasui, Yoshio Tarui, Toshinobu Yano, Kiyoshi Koishi, Kiyoshi Nishiyama, Ori Umesaka, Shinzo Fukuhara,Roso Fukuhara, Yasuzo Nojima, Mitsugi Arima, and many more.
“… With the Meiji Restoration, Japan began its march towards modernization. As part of that process, photography, which had reached Japan in the waning days of the Edo period, spread throughout society. The Taisho era saw the rise of Taisho Democracy, with its respect for the individual as a human being. Paralleling that movement, photography became a popular medium closely involved in the lives of ordinary people, thanks to technical advances that made photography simpler and more accessible. By the start of the Showa period, the modernization of Japan was an accomplished fact, and photography was no longer simply another means of expression; through modernization it acquired social qualities. Japan, however, was on the path to war, a tragedy arising from the strains of modernization, and the collapse of everything that had been built up over the previous decades became unavoidable. Photography, as an art that had developed in the process of building a modern society, underwent a metamorphosis as the times overtook art. This exhibition takes the view that the history of modern photography is part of the history of modern Japan, and is an attempt to provide a thought-provoking retrospective of modern photography while posing the question, “What is the modern?””
January, 1993, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
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