Artist of the Day- Hiroshi Hamaya(click on image to view individually)

Hamaya began his photographic career in the 1930s with a series of images taken in the streets of his native city of Tokyo. After the war, Hamaya spent over a decade focusing on the folklore and lifestyle of a remote rural area of Northern Japan, which led to the series “Yukiguni” [Snow Land] and “Ura Nihon” [Japan’s Back Coast]. These humanist studies of the folklore and daily life of a region facing a particularly harsh climate remain two of his most celebrated works.