Hodo Shashinshu - Kaijun Heigakko [An Album of News Photography - The Naval Academy].
MATSUGI Fujio (1944].)
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Second edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Large 8vo. Original decorated flexible boards. A very good copy. 124pp. Tokyo, Bancho Shobo, dated: Showa 19 [i.e.
Matsugi Fujio was born in 1903 in Kyoto. During the early Showa period he won various prizes in photographic magazines and from 1935 onwards he became a freelance photographer. His main strength was in the field of portraits and human studies. The present book is his first documenting the training of Naval cadettes during the early 40s and represents one of the best examples of so-called 'news-photography' (hodo shashin) in the 'patriotic' vein. There is something shockingly beautiful in these polished images of men brimming with confidence. Only one copy in OCLC.
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