Hōdō Shashin

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For Nihon Shashin, see also the camera makers Nihon Shashin Kōgyō and Nihon Shashin Kōgaku Kōgyōsha, and the periodical Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin.

Hōdō Shashin (報道写真 in present-day script, 報道寫眞 in the script of the time) is a monthly Japanese photographic magazine, published from 1941 until 1944. Its title means "news photography".

The magazine was created by merging Photo-Times and Camera Art, and was published by Shashin Kyōkai Shuppanbu (写真協会出版部), a government-backed body. Its first issue was dated January 1941. It emphasized documentary photography with a patriotic slant. Its last issue under this title is dated April 1944; from May to September 1944 it lived on as Nihon Shashin (日本写真, 日本寫眞), published by Nihon Shashin Kōsha (日本写真公社).

Sources and further reading

In English:

In Japanese:

  • Shirayama Mari (白山眞理). "Nihon no shashin/kamera zasshi" (日本の写真・カメラ雑誌). Nihon shashin-shi gaisetsu (日本写真史概説, "An outline history of photography in Japan"). Tokyo: Iwanami, 1999. ISBN 4-00-008381-3. P.41.
  • Shirayama Mari (白山眞理). Shashin zasshi no kiseki (写真雑誌の奇跡, "Traces of camera magazines"). Tokyo: JCII Library, 2001. P.11.