Mexico Shashinshu [A Photobook of Mexico].
TANAHASHI, Shisui (1958.)
£250.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. Numerous photographic plates, several in colour. Japanese text. Large folio. Original cloth in dustwrapper and slipcase [rather worn], overall still a good copy. [iv], 96, 23pp. Tokyo, Kenkosha,
Tanahashi Shisui was born in Osaka in 1906. In 1924 he became an apprentice to Ogawa Gesshu. In 1930 he became a member of the Tampei Photography Club. He spent the war years in Manchuria and returned to Japan in 1947 and opened a photo-studio in Osaka. In 1951 he joined Ei-Q's 'Democratic Artists Association'. In 1956 he visited America and Mexico as a result of winning the first prize in the Canon Camera Photo Contest. He spent about three months travelling throughout Mexico resulting in the present, his first book. The style of his photography is part of the 'documentary' movement of the 1940s and 50s.
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