To enjoy our content, please include The Japan Times on your ad-blocker's list of approved sites. When Kanako Kudo was a young girl, her father, Shoichi, would sometimes place her in the frame to perfect a photograph, keeping himself an unseen observer with an eye for capturing poignant moments. Now, Kanako is making her father the subject, placing his long-hidden work front-and-center for the world to see. When Shoichi died in , Kanako thought she had seen most of the best photos he had taken during his career as a newsman in Aomori.
She even donated a few prints to a local museum. But in , while packing up old furniture and going through mementos before tearing down the family home, she discovered a trove of negatives stashed away in a trunk.
There were thousands of black-and-white photos her father had taken in the s and never showed to anyone. Shoichi Kudo was born in , the son of a livestock trader in Aomori Prefecture. By all accounts, the Kudos were not rich and young Shoichi attended school without shoes. In , Shoichi was years-old and Japan was losing the war. While the emperor was announcing the surrender of Japan, Shoichi and his classmates were in the forest gathering tree roots for food. Had the war continued another year, he would have been conscripted.
Working first in the printing room, he was soon transferred to the photo department. Despite his lack of training, Shoichi was often picked as the winner of the amateur competitions alongside such luminaries of Japanese photography as Ihei Kimura, Ken Domon and Hiroshi Hamaya.
Eventually, a few of them invited him to Tokyo for a roundtable discussion. He accepted the invitation, but once in their company, he found himself intimidated by the more educated, cosmopolitan artists. Kanako says her father felt he had nothing to add to the discussion. International Business Times: Child Marriage Bangladesh 15 year old Nasoin Akhter is consoled by a friend on the day of her wedding to a 32 year old man, in Manikganj, Bangladesh, on Aug.
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You can unsubscribe at any time. They are all large-sized photos that look good even on a high-resolution screen. Each picture also has its original caption. And there's a fullscreen slideshow option too. It's an immersive experience. Taylor also collates the best photos in the news every week. It's a different way to catch up on what's happening across the world, as a single picture and a caption tells the story.
In Focus is an excellent example of the quality you get when real humans curate content. It has the same format, themes, and ideas. Some of the topical essays also repeat, but there is enough new stuff to visit both. The original blog to support photojournalism, Big Picture continues to deliver quality updates every week.
Again, you will get high-resolution photos that are highlighted above all else. Captions will tell you what you need to know about it. A favorite is the "Globe Staff's best of the month" which marries photojournalism and street photography. It's the kind of blog that teaches you to be a great photographer , while still entertaining you. In a time of fake news, for those who want trustworthy news through photos, turn to Reuters.
The global news agency's dedicated page has striking photojournalism covering myriad topics. The blog features both styles of web photo essays. Established photojournalists get single-topic essays of their own. Meanwhile, Reuters photo editors also create slideshows from the works of the entire team.
This adds a lot of depth to coverage of areas like the conflict in the Middle East, or a disaster like the recent Hurricane Maria. Like all the other sites, you can view a slideshow in fullscreen mode, or expand all images on a single web page. Fair warning, the site takes a long time to load, but it's worth it. It effortlessly combines news events and interesting non-news features. As you probably know, Al Jazeera is a leading news site that prides itself on being independent and free of censorship.
So such uncensored photos can sometimes be a little hard to stomach. Look out for warnings in case the pictures will be traumatic. It is also the most regularly updated site among all these photo blogs. The gamut of topics is also wide and varied.
Bookmark this one, you'll want to come back to it often. The news is getting difficult to trust these days. It's almost like the onus is on you to fact-check and verify the news , not on the journalists themselves. Naturally, you will end up finding someone you trust and stick with them. How do you prefer to get your news these days?