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Shashin-shu - Photography.

GOTO, Keiichiro (1973.)

£850.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 2 vols. No. 34 of a limited edition of 510 copies. Numerous photographic plates (2 tipped in). Imperial folio. Original decorated cloth in (slightly warped) plastic dustwrappers, slipcases and outer cardboard box (very light foxing), but overall still a very good set, signed by the photographer on front free endpaper of each volume. Unpaginated. A.e.g. Nagoya, Privately Published,

Goto Keiichiro (1918-2004) is one of the few photographers who managed to make a transition from the pre-war to the post-war period. Born in Nagoya he became a leading photographer in avantgarde photography of a surrealist nature. He was friendly with Narita Shuntaro of the Aiyu Photography Club, as well as Nagata Niryu of the photography magazine 'Camera Man' (published in Nagoya). During the war he was affiliated to the Japan Photojournalism Association (a propaganda agency attached to the Cabinet Information Bureau) and after the war continued to work as a photo journalist. During the 50s he held a series of solo exhibitions in Nagoya and Tokyo and in 1961 he won the 5th Japan Photo Critics Association Prize for his achievements. In 1974 he was awarded the Japan Photographic Society Prize for the present work, a mixture of nude photomontages and abstract colour composition reminiscent of the work of Jackson Pollock. Rare. Only one copy in OCLC (George Eastman House).

Stock Code: 209961