Shinzo Maeda

SHINZO MAEDA was born in the western suburbs of Tokyo in 1922. After working for a general trading company for seventeen years, he became a full-time professional photographer, founding the Tankei photo library in 1967. His personal style of landscape photography won him a number of major awards in his lifetime, including the top prize of the Japan Photographers Association. Before his death in 1998, he published forty-six photo books in Japan, and eight in other countries.