HIRASHIMA Akihiko
(1946-)

 

Born 19469 in Tateyama City, Chiba. Entered Waseda University's School of Political Science and Economics in 1965, and joined the photography club.
In 1969, joined Mainichi Shimbun, and was assigned to the Western Head Office Photography Division. In 1974, moved to the Tokyo Headquarters Publishing Photography Department and was in charge of photo coverage for weekly magazines such as “Mainichi Graph”, “Sunday Mainichi”, and “Economist”.
Co-authored "A Map of Tokyo 1945" (text by NISHII Kazuo, photo by HIRASHIMA Akihiko, 1986, Chikuma Shobo), and in 1987, published "A Map of Tokyo 1945 Continued". In 1988, held "Akihiko Hirashima Photo Exhibition - Tatazumu Machi" at the Setagaya Museum of Art, with photographs included in two books mentioned. (Works were added to the museum’s collection and later exhibited at "Unacera di Tokyo" exhibition (2005) and "TokyoScape into the City" exhibition (2018)). Moved to the publishing production department in 1996, and to the visual editing room in 1999. Co-authored “City Resume: Walking in Kanda” (text by MORI Mayumi, photo by HIRASHIMA Akihiko, 2003, Mainichi Shimbun).

 

He is also the editor of the book "Tsuneichi Miyamoto Photographs and Diaries" (MIYAMOTO Tsuneichi, Volume 1, 2 and extra, 2005). For this book, awarded "The 17th Photo Award" (2005).
Also edited, "Palace Side Building Story" (Mainichi Building, 2006), "Complete Record of the Great Journey" (Volume 1, 2, SEKINO Yoshiharu, 2006), "1960s Tokyo Memories of the City of Water Where Streetcars Run" (IKEDA Shin, 2008), "Showa Scenes taken by Tsuneichi Miyamoto" (MIYAMOTO Tsuneichi, Volume 1, 2, 2009). Left Mainichi Shimbun in 2009. Following books were edited after his retirement: "Miyamoto Tsuneichi Diary - Seishun Hen" (TAMURA Zenjiro Part, 2012) and "Kineo Kuwahara Photographs - Private Showa History" (Volume 1, 2, 2013). In 2011, he established “Town Walker Club” with his friends from Waseda University photography club, and continues to take pictures everywhere in Tokyo once a month. As of June 2020, they have met 100 times.

 

 


"Cocktail Bar Mon, Udagawa"

1985.9-1986.2
(Printed in 2020)
Gelatin silver print
Sheet size: 25.4×30.2cm
Ed.10
Signed

 


 

 


 


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