YOHO TSUDA, Early works in the 1950s and 1960s

Dates|August 25 – September 9, 2018
Venue|MEM map
Open hours|12:00-20:00
Closed|Mon. (open on holiday Mon. and closed on the following days)

Date&Hour : August 25th, 18:00- at MEM
Guest : Ryuichi Kaneko (Photography historian), Takayuki Yoshikawa (the Naniwa Photography Club), Tomiko Taba (the Naniwa Photography Club)

Admission free, Japanese version only.
Opening reception will be held after the talk.

Yoho Tsuda (Nara, 1923-2014) joined Naniwa Photography Club (NPC) in 1949. NPC is the oldest Japanese amateur photo club founded in 1904. In the 1930s, NPC became one of the central photo clubs that lead photo avant-garde movement in Kansai area. Notable photographers from NPC at that period include Nakaji Yasui, Bizan Ueda, Kiyoshi Koishi and Gingo Hanawa. After the war, Tsuda joined NPC as a younger member and started exploring his own style partly inheriting the spirit of avant-garde in NPC in pre-war period. This show exhibits a group of vintage prints by Tsuda in the 1950s and 1960s, which showcase his early experimental approach to the medium. Tsuda gradually shifted his work from Subjective photography style to social documentary in the mid 1950s. During the 1960s, he started photographic series focusing on the nature in Japan, which became his lifework.

Tsuda’s work has been collected by public museums and institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Osaka New Museum of Art, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara city.

With the cooperation of the Naniwa Photography Club and Yoho photo gallery