Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya
Yukiguni / Snow Land

Photographs: Hiroshi Hamaya

Text: Keizo Shibusawa, Hiroshi Hamaya

Publisher: Asahi Sonorama

138 pages

Pictures: 129

Year: 1977

Price: 150

Comments: Hard cover under illustrated dust jacket, 21 by 22cm, B & W photographs reproduced in gravure. The first book of the Asahi sonorama collection. In very good condition (some minor traces of dust jacket)and a few spots in first page.

Hamaya was the first Asian photographer to be inducted into the prestigious Magnum Agency. From about 1939, he came under the influence of ethnologist Keizo Shibusawa. He developed an interest in documenting rapidly disappearing traditional rituals and agricultural life in the countryside. In 1940 he began work on the work that would later appear in Yukiguni (Snow Land) series in rural Niigata prefecture as well as on the Ura Nihon (Japan’s Back Coast) series. In 1955 Hamaya caught the attention of Edward Steichen who included him in the Family of Man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was inducted into Magnum in 1960. 


Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

Hiroshi Hamaya ,Yukiguni / Snow Land

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