Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu Photograph

The above image from Japan’s Knowing Shutterbug: An atomic bomb survivor chronicles a nation’s unraveling, and rebirth. By Deborah Garwood.

The Love/Hate World of Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu, Brookman noted, “transformed the notion of documentary photography from more formal concerns…into a much more emotional image-making…He didn’t simply settle into one style.”
The latter, combined with Tomatsu’s reluctance to travel abroad, may help explain his relative obscurity in the west.”

More photos from here.

SF MoMA interactive feature: The Skin of the Nation –Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu

The above photo from Yalepress.

Thanks Hal for Sho(w) me (i) reminder.