Hiroshi Hamaya: images of an inner war

Art Oct 6, 2015

Hiroshi Hamaya: images of an inner war

by John L. Tran

Most active in the mid-20th century, the photographer Hiroshi Hamaya (1915-99) is best known for his folkloric images of rural life in Niigata Prefecture — images that some consider to be symbolic of his passive resistance to militarism, but for more critical voices are ...