Eiju Otaki

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Eiju Otaki (Japanese: 大滝英二), born 1932, was a Japanese photographer and photojournalist active in the 1950s.[1][2]


In 1955 Edward Steichen selected Otaki's 1953 photograph of a baby asleep in a sling on mother's back for the world-touring Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Family of Man,[3] seen by 9 million visitors.[4][5] The photograph had been previously published in Ars Camera (Kamera, カメラ, published by Ars アルス) one of the older and longer running of Japanese camera magazines,[6][7] and was frequently reproduced in publications on child-rearing.[8]


  1. ^ Eiju Otaki; photographs of Danish furniture. In Dansk Kunsthåndværk [Danish Crafts]. København: Landsforeningen Dansk Kunsthåndværk [National Association of  Danish Crafts], June 1957. [Volume 30, No. 6]
  2. ^ New York Public Library Photographers’ Identities Catalog record for Eiju Otaki
  3. ^ Museum of Modern Art artist record for Eiju Otaki
  4. ^ Steichen, Edward; Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973, (organizer.); Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967, (writer of foreword.); Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997, (writer of added text.); Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999, (book designer.); Mason, Jerry, (editor.); Stoller, Ezra, (photographer.); Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) (1955). The family of man : the photographic exhibition. Published for the Museum of Modern Art by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with the Maco Magazine Corporation.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Tucker, Anne; Iizawa, Kōtarō, 1954-; Kinoshita, Naoyuki, 1954-; 飯沢, 耕太郎, 1954-; 木下, 直之, 1954-; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Kokusai Kōryū Kikin; 国際交流基金 (2003), The history of Japanese photography, Yale University Press in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, ISBN 978-0-89090-112-0CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Shirayama Mari (白山眞理). "Nihon no shashin/kamera zasshi" (日本の写真・カメラ雑誌). Nihon shashin-shi gaisetsu (日本写真史概説, "An outline history of photography in Japan"). Tokyo: Iwanami, 1999. ISBN 4-00-008381-3
  7. ^ Shirayama Mari (白山眞理). Shashin zasshi no kiseki (写真雑誌の奇跡, "Traces of camera magazines"). Tokyo: JCII Library, 2001.
  8. ^ Gabriel Bauret ‘The Family of Man’. In La Revue Des Livres Pour Enfants N° 168-169 AVRIL 1996, p.84. Paris: La Joie par les livres.