W. Eugene Smith

The Past and Present of Photography

Publication to accompany the exhibition “The Past and Present of Photography” that traveled between The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo – Japan) and The National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto – Japan) in 1990.
248 works of 42 internationally renowned photographers from the 1920s onwards are presented in this exhibition catalogue, with a number of pages dedicated to each artist. The works are further categorised into five sections: ‘the Past and the Present of Photography,’ ‘Modernism / Asethetics of Photography,’ ‘Expression and Document,’ ‘Wavering Photography,’ and ‘Forms of Absense.’

Artists featured: Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Bernhard & Hilla Becher, Bill Brandt, Brassaï, Arnaud Claass, Ei-Kyu, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Hamish Fulton, Andreas Gursky, Kambee Hanaya, Fuyuki Hattori, Lewis W. Hine, André Kertész, Ihee Kimura, William Klein, Kiyoshi Koishi, Josef Koudelka, Man Ray, Lisette Model, László Moholy-Nagy, Daido Moriyama, Martin Parr, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Alexander M. Rodchenko, Sebastião Salgado, August Sander, Michael Schimdt, Charles Sheeler, Toshio Shibata, Osamu Shiihara, W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Stieglitz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Shoji Ueda, Weegee, Tadasu Yamamoto, Nobou Yamanaka, Nakaji Yasui.

List of works, biographies and selected bibliographies of the participating artists, along with an introduction given by Tohru Matsumoto are included in the catalogue.

* Condition: Very Good (clean and tight pages and binding, no noteable defects) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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