this catalog was printed to coincide with Tomiyama’s
Photo Exhibition for the 50th Anniversary of the Chinese
Revolution held at the Beijing Art Museum in 1999.
This is a very scarce publication and is not listed
on Tomiyama’s website, nor does it show up anywhere
in biographies about him on the web. Soft cover, published
by THON Hakko, Tokyo, with the assistance of Kodansha
Publishing. Signed by the artist (see below).
website explaining his Our Day project:
"Since 1960, when I began my career as a professional
photographer, this serial picture entitled "Our
Day" has been my lifework for more than 40
years. In this series I have been trying to catch
the images of vogue words of the times. Vogue words
symbolize our ambiguous characteristics shown in
everyday life, and the words change their meanings
as time goes by....”
Condition: excellent condition.
Haruo Tomiyama (1935 -):
Born in 1935 in the Kanda district of Tokyo. Worked
as a staff photographer for the Josei-Jishin magazine
and the publishing department of the Asahi Shimbun.
Turned a freelance in 1966. Tomiyama is still very
active as a photographer to this day and has garnered
many prestigious awards including: The Budding Photographer
Prize of the Japanese Photography Critics Society
(1965), The Kodansha Award for Culture in Publishing
(1978), The Annual Award of the Japan Professional
Photographers Society (1980), The Budding Photographer
Art Prize of the Minister of Education, Science and
Culture in (1981), The Master Honor of the 150th
Anniversary of Photography in Japan in (1989), The
Advanced Cultural Activity Award of the Japanese
Photography Society (1995), The Shi-Ju-Hou-Shou (Medal
with a Purple Ribbon) (2003).