Year: ca. 1955-printed later
Medium: Gelatin Silver Print
Dimensions: 9 7/8 × 11 in. (25.1 × 27.9 cm)
Hamaya was a major Japanese documentary and art photographer. 1n 1960 he became the first Japanese photographer to become an Associate Member of Magnum. In 2013 the Getty had a major show, “Japan’s Modern Divide,” devoted to Hamaya’s photographs along with those of Kansuke Yamamoto. Hamaya’s photoraphs include studies of the landscape and people of the Japanese “Back Coast” as well as those of social issues. This is an exciting vibrant landscape.
Hamaya’s stamp on the verso, C. “1955” in pencil and title in English in an unknown hand. Probably printed later.
This will be offered in an upcoming auction.