Published in 2012 by Only-Photography, _Shomei Tomatsu - Photographs 1951-2000 _offers viewers the most comprehensive collection of work published to date since the catalogue of his 2006 exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Found within are a selection of 90 images selected by Only-Photography founder Roland Angst. The carefully selected images brings together a comprehensive spectrum of the more than 60 year career of Shomei Tomatsu. Seen as “godfather” of Japanese photography and recognised as a key member of the influential group of Japanese post-war photographers, _Shomei Tomatsu - Photographs 1951-2000 _provides viewers the opportunity to reflect and examine a lifetime of works so heavily influential to understanding both the history and the contemporary photographic scene in Japan today.
Daido MORIYAMA, Shomei TOMATSU