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Shomei Tomatsu
School for Children of Boat People, Tokyo
Gelatin silver print

22.9 x 15.4 cm

Tepper Takayama Fine Arts


Eikoh Hosoe, Shomei Tomatsu, Masahisa Fukase, Daido Moriyama, Mark Holborn, Black Sun: The Eyes of Four, Roots and Innovation in Japanese Photography, Aperture, New York, 1986.

Toshiharau Ito, Shomei Tomatsu, Vision of Japan (Visions of Japan), Korinsha Press, Kyoto, Japan, 1997.

Ian Jeffreys, Shomei Tomatsu, (Phaidon 55s), Phaidon Press, London, New York, 2001

Michael Kimmelman,  Art Review: Silent Lament For a Japan Still Scarred By the War, The New York Times, October 25, 2004. Read the review on

Sandra Phillips, Leo Rubinfien, John Dower, Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation,  Yale University Press, October 2004.

Shomei Tomatsu, Taki Koji, Traces-Fifty Years of Tomatsu's Works, Edited by Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Nakahara Atsuyuki, Mitsuhashi Sumiyo, Toyohashi City Art Museum, Toyohashi City, Aichi, Japan, 2000.

Tomatsu, Shomei, Tomatsu Shomei 1951-1960, Sakinsha, Tokyo, Japan, 2000.

Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation - Exhibition Information

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