HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY between 1920 and 1945



  • I) Japanese Photography between 1920 and 1945
  • II) Photographers between 1920 and 1945 excluding Japanese photographers in Japan
  • III) Photographers appeared in annuals between 1920 and 1945


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    Japanese photography between 1920 and 1945


    There is some information about Japanese photography between 1920 and 1945. Photography between 1920 and 1945 means photography between two World Wars, World War I and World War II, and includes "modern photography," "straight photography," and avant-garde photography (surrealism, dada, photogram, photomontage).



  • A) List of Japanese photographers who were active between 1920 and 1945 classified in groups they were a member of
  • A)-II) List of Japanese photographers in alphabetical order
  • B) List of persons and art museums you can ask questions about Japanese photography between 1920 and 1945
  • C) List of most important exhibition catalogues on Japanese photography between 1920 and 1945
  • C)-II) Some other important exhibition catalogues in Japan
  • C)-III) Some important Japanese books for photography
  • D) Brief Chronology for Japanese modern photography from 1920 to 1945
  • E) Art Exhibitions in Japan which relate to Photography and/or other Visual Arts between 1920 and 1945 (after June 1998)


    A) Japanese Photographers between 1920 and 1945
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    NAMES OF GROUPS
    1. The Nihon Koga Geijutsu Kyokai - including Constructvist style
    2. The Nihon Koga Kyokai
    3. The Nihon Shashinkai
    4. The Shinko-Shashin Kenkyukai
    5. The Ashiya Camera Club
    6. The Naniwa Shashin Club
    7. The Tanpei Shashin Club
    8. Kinreisha
    9. Nippon Kobo
    10. Chuo Kobo
    11. The Avant-Garde Zoei Shudan
    12. The Zen'ei Shashin Kyokai
    13. The Nagoya Photo Avant-Garde
    14. The Yonago Shayukai
    15. The Chugoku Photographers Group
    16. The Societe IRF
    17. The Manchurian Shashin Sakka Kyokai
    18. Tohosha
    19. The Aiyu Shashin Club
    20. The Seinen Hodo Shashin Kenkyukai
    21. Photographers who cannot be classified in above groups
    22. Important people other than photographers

    Note on the meaning of some Japanese words from NAMES OF GROUPS:
    1) "Nihon" or "Nippon" = Japan
    2) "Shashin" = photography or photograph
    3) "Kyokai" or "-kai" = society or association or club or group
    4) "Zen'ei" = avant-garde
    5) "-sha" = company
    6) "Kobo" = atelier
    7) "kenkyu" = study
    8) "Sakka" = artist (or writer)
    9) "Seinen" = young people
    10) "Hodo" = news or journalism, "Hodo Shashin" = news photo



    1. The Nihon Koga Geijutsu Kyokai - including Constructvist style [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]

    2. The Nihon Koga Kyokai [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    3. The Nihon Shashinkai [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    4. The Shinko-Shashin Kenkyukai [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    5. The Ashiya Camera Club [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    6. The Naniwa Shashin Club [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    7. The Tanpei Shashin Club [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    8. Kinreisha [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    9. Nippon Kobo [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    10. Chuo Kobo [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    11. The Avant-Garde Zoei Shudan [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    12. The Zen'ei Shashin Kyokai [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    13. The Nagoya Photo Avant-Garde [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    14. The Yonago Shayukai [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    15. The Chugoku Photographers Group [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    16. The Societe IRF [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    17. The Manchurian Shashin Sakka Kyokai [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    18. Tohosha [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    19. The Aiyu Shashin Club [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    20. The Seinen Hodo Shashin Kenkyukai [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    21. Photographers who cannot be classified in above groups [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]
    22. Important people other than photographers [return to NAMES OF GROUPS]



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