Issei Suda

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Issei Suda (須田 一政, Suda Issei) (24 April 1940 – 7 March 2019) was a Japanese photographer who "[combined] a pure appreciation of Japanese customs with a sharp investigative eye".[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born – as Kazumasa Suda (須田 一政 Suda Kazumasa[2][3]) – in Kanda, Tokyo on 24 April 1940, Suda dropped out of Toyo University in 1961 and entered Tokyo College of Photography, from which he graduated in 1962.[4]

From 1967 to 1971, Suda worked as the cameraman of the theatrical group Tenjō Sajiki, under Shūji Terayama. He worked as a freelance photographer from 1971.[4] His first photobook, Fūshi kaden, was named after a treatise by Zeami Motokiyo; it won a Photographic Society of Japan newcomer's award in 1976. His fourth, Ningen no kioku, won the Domon Ken Award in 2014.[1]

Suda was a professor at Osaka University of Arts.

Suda died at the age of 78 on 7 March 2019.[2][3]

Books by Suda[edit]

Some photobooks by Suda, left to right: Waga-Tōkyō hyaku (1979), Ningen no kioku, Akai hana, Fūshi kaden (JCII Photo Salon library), Min'yō sanga, Kado no tabakoya made no tabi, Fushikaden (2012), Early Works 1970–1975, Fragments of Calm, Tokyokei, Childhood Days, Fragment of Everyday Life . . . flanked by irrelevant Pelicans
  • Fūshi kaden (風姿花伝). Sonorama Shashin Sensho 16. Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1978.
  • Waga-Tōkyō hyaku (わが東京100). Nikon Salon Books 5. Tokyo: Nikkor Club, 1979.
  • Inu no hana: Kimagure, shashin, sanpo (犬の鼻:気紛れ・写真・散歩). Tokyo: IBC, 1991. ISBN 4-87198-849-X.
  • Ningen no kioku (人間の記憶). Tokyo: Creo, 1996. ISBN 4-87736-001-8.
  • Akai hana (紅い花). Tokyo: Wides, 2000. ISBN 4-89830-030-8. Early photographs.
  • Fūshi kaden (風姿花伝). JCII Photo Salon library 165. Tokyo: JCII, 2005.
  • Min'yō sanga (民謡山河). Tokyo: Tōseisha, 2007. ISBN 978-4-88773-077-9.
  • Kado no tabakoya made no tabi (角の煙草屋までの旅). Tokyo: Place M, 2011. ISBN 4905360005.
  • The Work of a Lifetime: Photographs 1968–2006. Berlin: Only Photography, 2011. ISBN 978-3-9812537-5-7.
  • Fūshi kaden (風姿花伝) / Fushikaden. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2012.
  • Rubber. Tokyo: M-Books, 2012. ISBN 978-4-905360-03-2. Photographs of rubber fetishism.
  • Sen-kyūhyaku-nanajūgo Miura Misaki (一九七五 三浦三崎) / 1975 Miuramisaki. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2012.
  • Sparrow Island. Portland: Nazraeli, 2012. ISBN 9781590053652. Photographs of Suzumejima (雀島), an islet (35°05′22″N 140°06′06″E / 35.0894°N 140.1016°E / 35.0894; 140.1016 (Suzumejima)) in Chiba.
  • 松之物語 / Monogatari of Pines. Taiwan: 亦安工作室, 2013. ISBN 9789868857353.
  • Mumei no danjo: Tōkyō 1976–8 (無名の男女 東京 1976–8). Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2013.
  • Early Works 1970–1975. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2013.
  • Nagi no hira (凪の片) / Fragments of Calm. Tokyo: Tōseisha, 2013. ISBN 978-4-88773-145-5.
  • Tōkyō-kei (東京景) / Tokyokei. Tokyo: Zen Foto Gallery, 2013. ISBN 978-4-905453-30-7
  • Waga-Tōkyō hyaku (わが東京100) / Waga Tokyo 100. Tokyo: Zen Foto Gallery, 2013. ISBN 978-4-905453-31-4.
  • Osorezan e (恐山へ / The Journey to Osorezan. Tokyo: Zen Foto Gallery, 2013. ISBN 978-4-905453-32-1. Photographs of Osorezan.
  • Sōmatō no yō ni: Kamagasaki 2000/2014 (走馬灯のように 釜ケ崎2000・2014) = Kamagasaki Magic Lantern. Tokyo: Zen Foto Gallery, 2015. Photographs of Kamagasaki, Osaka.
  • Childhood Days. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2015.
  • Rei. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2015. Photographs of mannequins.
  • Bōsō fudoki (房総風土記). Kamakura: Super Labo, 2015. ISBN 978-4-905052-88-3. Photographs of Bōsō.
  • Suddenly. Tokyo: Place M, 2016. ISBN 9784905360148.
  • Sein. Kamakura: Super Labo, 2017. ISBN 9784908512032.
  • Kannagara (かんながら) / Kan-nagara. Tokyo: Place M, 2017.
  • Nichijō no danpen (日常の断片) / Fragment of Everyday Life. Kyoto: Seigensha, 2018. ISBN 978-4-86152-657-2.
  • Mōmaku chokketsu yubisaki me kamera (網膜直結指先目カメラ) / The Mechanical Retina on My Fingertips. Tokyo: Zen Foto Gallery, 2018. Text in Japanese, English and Chinese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 大澤友貴, 「須田一政」, 『フジフイルム・フォトコレクション展 富士フイルム株式会社創立80周年記念コレクション 日本の写真史を飾った写真家の「私の1枚」』 = 101 Only One Photo Collection (Tokyo: Fujifilm, 2016; OCLC 1056167801), pp. 136/238.
  2. ^ a b 「天井桟敷」カメラマン、写真家の須田一政さん死去, Yomiuri Shinbun, 7 March 2019. Accessed 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b 写真家の須田一政さんが死去 「風姿花伝」, Sankei Shinbun, 7 March 2019. Accessed 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b 鈴木佳子, 「須田一政」, 『日本写真家事典』 = 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000; ISBN 4-473-01750-8, p. 187). Despite the English-language alternative title, all in Japanese.

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