Masters of Light - Photographic Works of Shinzo, Nobutatsu and Nobuyoshi Fukuhara
House of Shiseido
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Photography entered a new phase in the Taisho era (1912-1926). Long the exclusive domain of technically oriented professionals, photography became available to amateurs and to artists. Three individuals who contributed decisively to illuminating the artistic potential of photography were sons of Shiseido founder Arinobu Fukuhara.
The three brothers, Shinzo, Nobutatsu (Roso), and Nobuyoshi (Toru Namiki), worked together and influenced one another, but each developed a highly individual photographic style. Shinzo developed an original theory of photography, Light and Its Gradation, which emphasized light and shadow as the core elements of photography, and Nobuyoshi -a lover of flowers- turned his camera to floral themes. This exhibition presents more than 100 works by Shinzo, Nobutatsu, and Nobuyoshi, including some of the brothers' cameras and other items of interest.
Please enjoy the survey of the artistic passion of three brothers who helped establish photography as an art form and who defined the aesthetic tone of Shiseido's corporate culture.