World - sketching, still life, advertisement, news of Atsushi Watanabe―
Watanabe who gets close to photograph, and worked hard at work production meets Kenkichi Nakajima presiding over "artistic photograph study" (... 1970 final number of) magazine in 1924 (Taisho 13) and plays an active part on the stage of the magazine. We made full use of technique including (1927) when we produced <person having musical instrument> and made poetic work with "deformation" to let photographic paper bend at the time of (1925) and print which we copied to sketch using soft focus lens <bath>.
We entered photograph news agency "G chi sun firm" in about 1927 while we worked hard at production as own expression and were engaged in advertisement photograph and news photograph. About photograph of work that Watanabe dealt with, we are not known very much until now. From original print entrusted JCII with than the bereaved this time, we display artistic photograph placed as Japanese photograph history highly from the 1920s through the 1930s, commerce photograph which we placed in advertisement photographic contest in the 1930s, photograph of the Emperor Showa who photographed on warship for the news, work until the 1980s including scene and still life to get close to naturally. It is the first exhibition surveying the photograph world in the official and private matters of Watanabe who opens original ground to artistic photograph, and is famous in Japanese photograph history.
★With exhibition, Kotaro Iizawa + Naomichi Shiroyama talk show holds "world - sketching, still life, advertisement, news - of Atsushi Watanabe" on Sunday, December 7 during session. Please participate!
Atsushi Watanabe (cotton hot pot order, 1897-1990)
On June 16, 1897, we are born in Chiba.
We learn photograph and, in the days of junior high school, know fun of enlargement. After the graduation, we work for photo studio of Tokyo and U.K. territory Singapore and return home via India.
Encounter comes to contribute work with Kenkichi Nakajima of the "artistic photograph study" sponsorship in 1924 (it continues to final number of of 1970).
It is entered the company in about 1927 by photograph news agency ji chi sun firm (Tokyo).
"Association of Japanese photograph" (... about 1934) is founded in 1928 and plays an active part as main writers.
It becomes G chi sun firm Osaka office duty in about 1932 and plays an active part in advertisement photographs.
We come back to G chi sun firm of Tokyo in about 1939 and work until the end of the war.
It is entered the company in 1945 by sun news photos.
We move to the G chi sun revived in about 1947 and are engaged in commercial photograph.
We become Nihon Short-Wave Broadcasting part-time service (team of photographers) in 1957.
We become "light size" of "artistic photograph study" succession magazine foundation of a periodical coterie in 1972 and act as editing and publisher for life.
September 11, 1990, the death. Age at death 93 years old.
Writing: "Practical skill of copying and close-up photography" (light big shrine, 1941), Atsushi Watanabe photograph collection of pictures (Atsushi Watanabe photograph studio, 1971).