“100 Years of Japan’s First Female Photo Journalist Tsuneko Sasamoto”

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Famed as Japan’s first female news photographer, Tsuneko Sasamoto continues to actively report on events even at the age of 100. Born in Tokyo in 1914 she began to work for the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun newspaper through which she came into contact with the “Photography Association” and started her career as a photo journalist, documenting the visit of the Hitler Youth to Japan and celebrations of the women of the Tripartite, along with the Japan - America Student Conference and various other important scenes on the eve of the pacific war. After the war she took on work as a freelance photographer and recorded the movement against the Japan‐U.S. Security Treaty, as well as interviewing artistic and literary greats such as Taro Okamoto and Oya Bunko. And after a certain pause in her activities she returned to the camera in 1985 following Chiyo Uno and Setsuko Migishi, amongst other cultural women figures born in the Meiji period. This exhibition celebrates her 100th year with a reflection on her inspiring career.

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Date: 4/5(Sat) 14:00-15:15
Venue: Yokohama Joho Bunka Center 6F Hall
Reservation required. For further details please refer to the official website.


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from April 05, 2014 to June 01, 2014



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