Chizu history

If you ask photobook aficionados what the ‘greatest’ photobook of all time is, there will be a whole bunch of answers. In this poll, The Americans by Robert Frank got the most votes, Ravens by Masahisa Fukase and New York by William Klein were up there, a

A photography revolution by Japanese collective Vivo – The Eye of Photography

Vivo was a Japanese photographer’s collective founded by Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe, Ikko Narahara, Kikuji Kawada, Akira Sato and Akira Tanno. Although Vivo was active only from 1959 until 1961, it culminated a movement in postwar Japanese photography called “the image school” with roots dating back to the early 1950s that anticipated and profoundly influenced Japanese photographic style of the 1960s and 1970s.