Iwata Nakayama Fukusuke Tabi 1930

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With its sensuous contours and refined, stripped-down graphic qualities, this picture vividly translates a traditional garment—Japanese tabi socks—into the language of modernity. Nakayama received the first prize for this picture at the First International Advertising Photography Competition in Tokyo, sponsored by one of the largest national newspapers in Japan. A leading proponent of the Shinko Shashin (New Photography) movement, Nakayama studied photography in California, operated a portrait studio in New York, and produced magazine work in Paris before returning to Japan in 1927.

Gallery label from 2020
Gelatin silver print
14 1/16 × 11in. (35.7 × 27.9 cm)
Gift of Nihon Keizai Shimbun
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