Shomei Tomatsu (*1930-2012)

Shomei Tomatsu (写真に対して), born 1930 in Nagoya, published his first images between 1950 and 54 with many important photo-magazines. In the same period he succesfully graduated in economics. In 1956 started his career as a freelance photographer. In the following 50 years he received numerous prices and awards. The first of his many publications came in 1961, a book together with Ken Domon on the aftermaths of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Teaching Photography in several universities. In 2010 he moved to Okinawa the second time, where he died in December 2012.

PRINTS

Inkjet-print on archival paper, signed and numbered. Prices on request.

Fotografie von / photo by Shomei Tomatsu - Evident absence, Michiko Takahashi, Tokyo, 1971

«Evident absence»

Michiko Takahashi, Tokyo, 1971, printed 2012, ed. 5, 165 x 240 mm

BOOKS

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Nagasaki, 11:02, August 9, 1945. Tokyo, 1995

«Nagasaki, 11:02, August 9, 1945»

Tokyo, 1995, sealed by Tomatsu, 150 x 200 mm, p.160

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Shomei Tomatsu. London, Berlin, 2001

«Shomei Tomatsu»

London, Berlin, 2001, sealed by Tomatsu, 135 x 155 mm, p.128

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Interface. Tokyo, 1996

«Interface»

Tokyo, 1996, exhibition National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Vision of Japan: Shomei Tomatsu. Kyoto, 1998

«Vision of Japan: Shomei Tomatsu»

Kyoto, 1998, sealed by Tomatsu, 215 x 210 mm, ca. p.90

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Ruinous Gardens. Tokyo, 1987

«Ruinous Gardens»

Tokyo, 1987

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - I am King. Tokyo, 1972

«I am King»

sealed by Tomatsu, in box, 210 x 240 mm, p.272

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Skin of the Nation. New Haven, London, 2004

«Skin of the Nation»

New Haven, London, 2004, sealed by Tomatsu, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 240 x 265 mm, p.224

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Nippon. Tokyo, 1967

«Nippon»

Tokyo, 1967, sealed by Tomatsu, gravure printing, 195 x 227 cm, ca. p.260

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - What Now?! Japan Through The Eyes of Shomei Tomatsu. Tokyo, 1981

«What Now?! Japan Through The Eyes of Shomei Tomatsu»

Tokyo, 1981, sealed by Tomatsu, 256 x 180 mm, p.192

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Tomatsu Shomei: Photographs. Nagoya, 2011

«Tomatsu Shomei: Photographs»

Nagoya, 2011, sealed by Tomatsu, 225 x 300 mm, p.308

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Tokyo Mandala: The World of Shomei Tomatsu, 2007

«Tokyo Mandala: The World of Shomei Tomatsu»

2007, sealed by Tomatsu, 220 x 300 mm, p.192

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Shomei Tomatsu: 1951 - 60. Tokyo, 2000

«Shomei Tomatsu: 1951 - 60»

Tokyo, 2000, sealed by Tomatsu, + Booklet, 220 x 303 mm, p.128

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Shomei Tomatsu: Okinawa Mandala. 2002

«Shomei Tomatsu: Okinawa Mandala»

2002, 225 x 300 mm

Buch - Shomei TShomei Tomatsu: Masters of Japanese Photography 30, Tokyo 1999

«Shomei Tomatsu: Masters of Japanese Photography 30»

Tokyo 1999, 240 x 200 mm

Buch - Shomei Tomatsu - Aichi Mandala: The early Works of Shomei Tomatsu, 2006

«Aichi Mandala: The early Works of Shomei Tomatsu»

2006, sealed by Tomatsu, 220 x 300 mm, p.192

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