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, ...