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Hakuyo [White Sun].

FUCHIKAMI Hakuyo (1922].)

£1200.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Vol. I, No 4. 6 tipped-in collotype plates. Japanese text. Square folio. Original decorated wrappers, occasional minor foxing but overall a very good copy. Kobe, Hakuyo Gashu-sha, dated: Taisho 11 [i.e.

A superb monthly publication edited by the founder Fuchikami Hakuyo (1889-1960), one of the key figures in early art photography standing between (or bridging) pictorialism and Modernist Photography. Having studied photography in Saga and Nagasaki, he opened a photographic studio in 1919. In June 1922 he launched the important magazine 'Hakuyo' which became famous for it's beautifully collotype plates by key figures in the Modernist movement. In the same year he founded the Japan Photographic Art Association which embraced a national membership, although many contributors were based in the Kansai Region. Each issue contains between six and twelve fine collotype prints. From issue 4 onwards this became the official journal of the Japan Photographic Art Association (Nihon Koga Geijutsu Kyokai). Based in Kobe this was the first national association that focussed on art photography. Hakuyo is extraordinary in terms of size, and quality of reproduction. The present issue includes the famous portrait plate of Clarence H White by A. L. Coburn, as well as work by Matsuura Koyo, two plates by Fuchikami Hakuyo, Sakakibara Seiyo, and Hattori Ryunosuke.

Stock Code: 222612