hayashi-tokaido-print
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artist(s):
TADAHIKO HAYASHI
title:
hayashi-tokaido-print
medium:
Cibachrome
date created:
c. 1985 — date printed: c. 1985
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 203mm — height 10.04inch x width 7.99inch

biography

Tadahiko Hayashi (1918–1990) was a renowned photographer admired for a wide range of work including documentary (particularly genre scenes of the period immediately after the war) and portraiture.

In the early 1980s Hayashi traveled around Japan, taking photographs for a number of photo books. However, in 1985 he announced that he had liver cancer. This did not stop him from working: he embarked on work for a book of photographs for a book on the Tokaido, suggesting to the well-known Yoichi Midorikawa that Midorikawa should do another on the San’yodo. Hayashi survived publication of his own book by two months; Midorikawa's book only came out a year later.

From 1980 until 1989 Hayashi was principal of the photographic academy Nihon Shashin Gakuen.