Ryukichi Shibuya
Untitled (Advertising photograph, two women on street) c.1936

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Ryukichi Shibuya 1904–1995
Untitled (Advertising photograph, two women on street)
Date c.1936
Medium Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Image: 298 x 247
support: 298 x 250
Acquisition Presented by Jacqui Brantjes and Daniel Pittack 2010
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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Shibuya was a leading advertising photographer in Japan. In 1936 he won first prize in the Asahi Advertising Contest for his photographic storyboard for an advertisement for Crème de lait, a women’s hand cream. Shibuya exhibited widely throughout the 1930s and 1940s, and in 1952 formed the Japan Commercial Photographers Association. The photographs on this wall were part of a hand-printed studio portfolio, assembled and bound by Shibuya to showcase his work.

June 2011

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