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

Artwork details

Artist
Ryukichi Shibuya 1904–1995
Title
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
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Jacqui Brantjes and Daniel Pittack 2010
Reference
P13152
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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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