Yoho Tsuda, Advertising car, 1959, gelatin silver print, 42.1 x 55 cm © Naniwa Photography Club
Yoho Tsuda, Advertising car, 1959, gelatin silver print, 42.1 x 55 cm © Naniwa Photography Club 

The Naniwa Photography Club - Yoho Tsuda, Shosuke Sekioka & Heihachiro Sakai

02/03/2019 - 24/03/2019

MEM 
NADiff A/P/A/R/T 3F, 1-18-4 
Ebisu, Shibuya 
1500013 Tokyo

www.mem-inc.jp   

 
The MEM Gallery in Tokyo presents an exhibition of Naniwa Photography Club featuring three photographers, Yoho Tsuda, Shosuke Sekioka and Heihachiro Sakai. Founded in Osaka in 1904, Naniwa Photography Club is Japan's oldest amateur photographic organization still working today. The Club played an important role in the development of Japanese modern photography, notably in the era of pictorialism in the 1920s, and New photography movement in 1930s. After the war, the photographers Gingo Hanawa and Koro Honjo restarted the club activities from scratch in the devasted city of Osaka. Yoho Tsuda (1923 - 2014), and Heihachiro Sakai (1930 -) joined the Naniwa club in 1948, and Shosuke Sekioka (1928 - 2016) later in 50s. This exhibition not only celebrates the artistic importance of Tsuda, Sekioka and Sakai, in presenting a rare body of vintage prints made by the artists, but also reevaluates the legacy of these artists as an indispensable aspect of Japanese photographic history.