Kiyoshi Koishi and the Avant-garde photographers

#15 in the Photographers of Japan series, dedicated to Kiyoshi Koishi and the Avant-garde photographers

Kiyoshi Koishi (1908 – 1957) was one of the most prominent Japanese photographers in the first half of the 20th century. 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 (Shinkō Shashin, 新興写真). In this work, he used many photographic techniques such as photomontage and photograms and succeeded 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. 

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Kiyoshi Koishi and the Avant-garde photographers
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