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1858 photograph of Japanese negotiators by William Nassau Jocelyn

Further to my post earlier this week about an exhibition in Tokyo of early…Continue

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1858 photograph of Japanese negotiators by William Nassau Jocelyn

Further to my post earlier this week about an exhibition in Tokyo of early images of Japan, I should mention that the show includes an 1858 albumen print by William Nassau Jocelyn, who was attached as a photographer to Lord Elgin's expedition to Japan, The photograph is in the collection of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and pictures of a group of the Japanese…See More
Dec 25, 2020
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Online gallery tour on exhibition of early Japanese photography

While not directly related to the subject of British photographic history, unless you count mention of Felice Beato's panorama photographs of the Japanese capital taken in 1863, I'd like to share this online gallery tour of an exhibition of early Japanese photography now on view at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. I've learned so much from this group and would like to…See More
Dec 24, 2020

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Online gallery tour on exhibition of early Japanese photography

While not directly related to the subject of British photographic history, unless you count mention of Felice Beato's panorama photographs of the Japanese capital taken in 1863, I'd like to share this online gallery tour of an exhibition of early Japanese photography now on view at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. I've learned so much from this group and…

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Posted on December 21, 2020 at 12:00

Seeking information: Vernon Heath and the Japanese embassy of 1862

Does anyone have information about British photographer Vernon Heath (1819–1895), and specifically about the photographs he made of members of the diplomatic mission from Japan who visited London in 1862? I have information (but no confirmation) that the date these photographs were made was June 11, 1862, and that Christie's sold a lot of Heath's Japan photographs in 1998. I do not know where those photographs ended up, or whether Heath made mention of photographing the Japanese in his 1892…

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Posted on May 3, 2014 at 6:00 — 15 Comments

Shimooka Renjo exhibition catalog now available online

Further to my earlier post regarding the retrospective on Japanese photographer Shimooka Renjo (1823-1914), which is currently running at the …

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 7:00

Exhibition: Shimooka Renjō a retrospective

The first large-scale retrospective on Shimooka Renjo opens in Tokyo at the Metropolitan Museum of Photography on 4 March until 6 May 2014. Shimooka Renjo (1823-1914) was a pioneer of photography in Japan who worked mostly in Yokohama, yet until recent years few photographs have been positively attributed to him and little information on his…

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Posted on February 16, 2014 at 13:00

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