Aomori in the 1950s, captured by an outstanding photographer: Ichiro Kojima.
The farmers, all day out in the autumn fields of the Tsugaru Plains, the seaside view of the Shimokita peninsula, the cold wind blowing fiercely…
Striking, vivid photographs taken under harsh conditions and with outstanding models show Japan’s northern area, its skies, its people, with a prominent black achieved by special darkroom techniques.
The photos are a rare achievement of the fast, short life of photographer Ichiro Kojima, who died suddenly at the young age of 39.
Winner of the 21st Society of Photography Award and the Hidano Kazuemon Prize at the 26th Higashikawa International Photo Festival
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