Noted Japanese war photographer goes on display

National Sep 3, 2014

Noted Japanese war photographer goes on display

by Keiji Hirano

A collection of nearly 300 images captured by renowned photographer Akihiko Okamura are on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, chronicling a career that drew international attention following his critically acclaimed coverage of the Vietnam War over half a century ago. Okamura, a ...

Pioneer photojournalist blazed trails for women

National May 8, 2014

Pioneer photojournalist blazed trails for women

by Hiroko Nakata

In a career stretching back to 1940, Tsuneko Sasamoto, considered the nation's first female photojournalist, bore witness to Japan's dramatic shift from a totalitarian regime to an economic superpower. Her subjects have ranged from impoverished citizens scratching out a living in the lean postwar years, ...