Shoji UEDA

Photographer. Born 1913 in Tottori, Japan. Ueda got deeply into photography at the age of 15. In 1932 he left his hometown to Tokyo studying at Oriental School of Photography. After finishing the course at the age of 19, he started his own studio in his hometown Tottori. His most well-known and successful works were photos of people photographed as objects posed in dune, which are known as "Ueda-cho" and highly appreciated in the world.

In 1954 he won the Nika Prize, and in 1958 his works were selected by Edward Steichen for an exhibition at MoMA. In 1982 his work was selected to be displayed at Germany's Photokina Exhibition. Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography was founded in Kishimoto-cho (now Houki-cho) in 1995. In 1996 he was awarded a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France. Shoji Ueda died in 2000. His retrospective exhibitions were held in Europe from 2005 to 2008 and receive higher recognition in recent years.

 


"Work" from series <ILLUSION>

1992
C-print
35.7x43.0cm
Ed.3
Signed

"Dune D" from series <Mode in dunes>

1989
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 25.0x23.3cm
Frame size: 55.7x43.5cm
Signed

"Cat"

1989
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 17.5x26.5cm
Frame size: 36.7x45.7cm
Ed.4
Signed

 


"Work"

Gelatin silver print
17.2x25.6cm
Signed

"Papa, mama and children"

1948 (Printed Later)
Gelatin silver print
20.0x28.3cm
Signed
SOLD

"My Wife in dunes (III)"

c.1950
Gelatin silver print
16.0x16.0cm
Signed
SOLD

 


"My Wife in dunes (III)"

c.1950
Gelatin silver print
23.6x28.0cm
Signed
SOLD

"Nude in dunes"

1950
Gelatin silver print
23.7x21.7cm
Signed

"Nude in dunes"

1950
Gelatin silver print
23.7x21.7cm
Signed

 


"Nude in dunes"

1950
Gelatin silver print
23.7x21.7cm
Signed

"Nude in dunes"

1950
Gelatin silver print
23.6x21.7cm
Signed

"Nude in dunes"

1950
Gelatin silver print
24.2x21.7cm
Signed

 


"Nude in dunes"

1950
Gelatin silver print
23.6x21.8cm
Signed

"Mode in dunes"

Gelatin silver print
22.0x29.1cm
Signed

"Mode in dunes"

Gelatin silver print
22.0x29.1cm
Signed

 


"In the twilight 3"

Gelatin silver print
14.5x22.3cm
Signed

"Boy on the beach"

1931 (Printed later)
Gelatin silver print
20.2x30.1cm
Signed

"Portrait in dunes"

c.1950 (Printed later)
Gelatin silver print
26.7x23.7cm
Signed

 


"White Road" from series <Children the Year Around>

1955-1970 (Printed later)
Gelatin silver print
20.1x31.2cm

"My Wife in dunes (IV)"

Gelatin silver print
21.2x24.8cm
Signed
SOLD

 

♦ Shoji UEDA <Dune Theater> (Japanese page)
1st July 1992
Published by JCII Photo Salon
24.1x25.0cm
75 pages

 


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Exhibitions
2012
No.213    Charm of Gelatin Silver Prints III "Nude is beautiful"    27th January - 4th Febuary


2010
No.191    Charm of Gelatin Silver PrintsII "Noir et Blanc"    27th August - 4th September
No.186    Photo Exhibition "The NUDE"    13th April - 24th April

2009
No.175    Charm of Gelatin Silver Prints -Gelatin Silver YES!-    9th June - 27th June

2008
No.168    Shoji UEDA Photo Exhibition -Dune Theater-    14th November - 6th December