Friday, February 11, 2011

Image of the Day

Dr. Kyo Koike: Called a Home, ca. 1925 (Gelatin silver bromide print, 7 x 9 7/8 inches), from Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and the Seattle Camera Club – opening tonight with a party at the Henry Art Gallery.
In the early years of the 20th century a group of talented Japanese immigrants in Seattle took up the practice of pictorial photography. During that time, Japanese-American pictorial photographers were so numerous on the West Coast that they formed large camera clubs, particularly in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. They produced work that was published widely and exhibited in national and international competitions. The Seattle Camera Club was founded in 1924. Shadows of a Fleeting World presents over 100 works by Seattle Camera Club photographers and others in the Seattle area who worked in the pictorial style during the movement’s heyday.
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(Image from University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW2904IZ, via Columns)

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