Miss Chikako Hosokawa, 1932
Courtesy The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Yasuzô Nojima: «Miss Hosokawa Chikako», 1932.
Yasuzo Nojima (aka Kozo; 1889–1964)
Japanese photographer. The son of a banker, he could afford to experiment with the new medium of photography. He belonged to the Tokyo Shashin Kenkyukai (Tokyo Photo Study Group) from 1910, opened a portrait studio in 1915, and ran a gallery from 1919 to 1920. He then opened a salon at home for exhibitions. Inspired by developments in Europe, he turned from pictorialism to a more experimental style, working predominantly with gum bichromate and later bromoil prints. He posed his human subjects as carefully as he would his still lifes, in dynamic compositions with strong gazes. Co‐founder, with Ihei Kimura and Nakayama Iwata, of the photo‐art magazine Koga in 1932, he placed images from his portrait series Woman in every issue, shaping the journal’s character. He exerted a powerful influence on young photographers of his time.
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