Katsuji Fukuda

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    Katsuji Fukuda (福田勝治, 1899–1991) was a Japanese photographer known for his photographs of still lifes and nudes, and also a writer of practical books about photography.

    Born 1899 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Fukuda moved to Tokyo in 1919 to work at Takachiho Seisakusho (now Olympus). Following the 1923 Kanto Earthquake, he moved to Osaka.

    In 1926, he won the Ilford Diamond Prize at the “First Japanese Photography Art Exhibition.” He then worked as a commercial photographer in Sakai and Hiroshima.

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    Fukuda moved back to Tokyo in 1933 and pursued a successful career as an advertising photographer.

    A series of photographs in Asahi Camera starting in 1936 and including portraits of Setsuko Hara and Takako Irie was very popular, and the next year Fukuda turned this into a book on photographing women that became a best-seller.

    After the war, Fukuda published collections of nude studies and more books on photographic technique. The value he placed on the expression of beauty rendered his work old fashioned with the postwar wave of realism led by photographers such as Ken Domon, and the trends that followed this.

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    Fukuda continued working in his old age. He died on 26 December 1991. The estimation of his work has since increased, and it is often anthologized in collections of Modernist and mid-century works. A major exhibition of his work was held in the Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art in 1994.

    Works by Fukuda are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Yokohama Museum of Art, and Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art.

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    ……………. :)

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