The Pearlette Age by Kiyoshi Niiyama

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The Pearlette Age by Kiyoshi Niiyama

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Photographed during war times in Japan, these images consistently portray natural objects and landscapes with the focus on pictorial subjects. These works were made with cameras used by amateurs of the time, but the techniques applied in the processes of photography, film developing, and paper printing show the craftsmanship and quality of the work. The title of the show, The Pearlette Age, is derived from the camera types used most frequently by Niiyama in this period. Pearlette cameras were developed by the predecessor to Konica, and are widely recognized as the first mass-produced camera to come from Japan.

Niiyama's work drew the attention of Dr. Otto Steinert, a leading authority of subjective photography in Europe. Dr. Steinert included Niiyama’s work in his exhibition, “Subjektive Fotografie” in 1984-1985 and toured 7 locations including the USA, Germany, Belgium, and Sweden.

The photos in this book were taken between 1934 – 1953.

For more information on Kiyoshi Niiyama's work, please visit www.niiyamas.net

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