Toshio Yamane


Toshio Yamane

__NOTOC__nihongo|Toshio Yamane|山根 敏郎|Yamane Toshio|born 1953 is a Japanese photographer known for his depictions of the juxtaposition of man-made structures on natural topography.

Yamane was born on 29 June 1953 in what is now Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. He studied German literature at Sophia University, graduating in 1977 and thereafter working at Asahi Shinbunsha (the publisher of "Asahi Shimbun") until 1988, when he went freelance.

Yamane's color photographs of the waterfront of Tokyo Bay, taken on 4×5 film, [Kōtarō Iizawa, review of "Front," in "Shashinshū o yomu: Besuto 338 kanzen gaido," p.214.] were exhibited at the Nikon Salon in 1986 and Gallery Min in 1989, and published in book form as "Front" in 1991. The book won Yamane a newcomer's prize in the 42nd PSJ awards in 1992. [ [http://www.psj.or.jp/psjaward/all.html Past PSJ awards] , PSJ. ja icon]

Yamane's photographs were exhibited with those by Yūji Saiga, Naoya Hatakeyama and Norio Kobayashi in an exhibition, "Land of Paradox," that travelled around the US in 1996–97. [Specifically, to Photographic Resource Center, Boston; Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach; Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk. Janet Koplos, " [http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-19223719.html Through a Japanese Viewfinder] ", "Art in America," 1 March 1997. A review of the exhibition "Land of Paradox."]

Books

*Ashiya City Museum of Art and History (nihongo2|芦屋市立美術館, "Ashiya-shi Bijutsukan"). "Rando obu paradokkusu" {nihongo2|ランド・オブ・パラドックス) / "Land of Paradox." Kyoto: Tankōsha, 1997. ISBN 4-473-01549-1.
*"Front." Tokyo: Jōhō Sentā Shuppankyoku, 1991. ISBN 4-7958-0563-6. Devoted to Yamane's works.
*Fuku, Noriko, ed. "Land of paradox: Yuji Saiga, Naoya Hatakeyama, Norio Kobayashi, Toshio Yamane." Daytona Beach, Fla: Daytona Beach Community College, 1996. ISBN 1887040161. Catalogue of the exhibition as held in the US.

Notes

References

*"Shashinshū o yomu: Besuto 338 kanzen gaido" (nihongo2|写真集を読む:ベスト338完全ガイド, Reading photobooks: A complete guide to the best 338). Tokyo: Metarōgu, 1997. ISBN 4-8398-2010-4. ja icon
*"Yamane Toshio" (nihongo2|山根敏郎). "Nihon shashinka jiten" (nihongo2|日本写真家事典) / "328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers." Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000. ISBN 4-473-01750-8. P.321. ja icon Despite the English-language alternative title, all in Japanese.


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