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Photo of the Week #186

Taizo Kato

Paper mounted sepia toned photograph of landscape at dusk, with a full moon over silhouetted houses.

Untitled (Landscape with Moon), c. 1920
Vintage gelatin silver print, triple mounted


March 28, 2022
This charming and mysterious print —showing a low slung moon hanging over two houses on the horizon—is a lovely example of Taizo Kato’s approach to Pictorialist photography. The intimate presentation on a vintage mount is wholly representative of Kato’s approach. Alongside his own photographic practice he operated The Korin which specialized in the exhibition and sale of photography, while also offering items like stationary and framing, providing artists and collectors the opportunity to present their photographic prints in an attractive and personal fashion. 

A print by Taizo Kato, which we have placed with The Whitney Museum of American Art, will be on view as part of their upcoming exhibition At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, opening May 7th.

Laurence Miller Gallery will offer a selection of vintage works by Taizo Kato and other Pre War Japanese American photographers at The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD in New York City, May 20-22.