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Yasuyoshi Saito

Japanese photographer, painter, printmaker and critic. In 1925 he entered the department of yōga (Western-style painting) at the Japanese School of Art in Tokyo. In 1926 he began writing art criticism and in 1927 he left the School, going on in 1930 to study at the School of Oriental Photography, Tokyo. In ...

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Kohtaro Iizawa and Karen M. Fraser

Japanese photographer and writer. He studied photography at the studio of Takeji Iwamiya (1920–89) in Osaka. He moved to Tokyo in 1961 hoping to join the radical Vivo (Esperanto: ‘life’) photography group. It was on the verge of dissolving, however, and instead he became an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe. Moriyama drew inspiration from former Vivo members Hosoe and ...

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Ray McKenzie

Scottish photographer and writer. After studying chemistry at Edinburgh University he settled on the island of Pinang, Malaysia, where he began practising as a professional photographer in 1862. Over the next 12 years he travelled extensively in the region, taking many photographs in Siam (now Thailand; ...