Born in 1930 in Nagoya, Japan, Shomei Tomatsu came of age during the devastation of World War II. He took up the camera in 1950 when he was a university student, and from then on, Tomatsu has been using his lens to capture the social changes of the Japanese society.

The present publication is the first comprehensive publication on the artist, written in English and offered essays which address his 50-year career. A selection of excerpts from Tomatsu's own writings are also included. A detailed chronology of the artist's activities, as well as a selected bibliography are provided.
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Onsite

Location code MON.TOS2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2004

ISBN / ISSN

0300106041

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Shomei Tomatsu: The Skin of the Nation

- Leo RUBINFIEN

Currents in Photography in Postwar Japan

- Sandra S. PHILIPS

Contested Ground: Shomei Tamatsu and the Search for Identity in Postwar Japan

- John W. DOWER

Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
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Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation