" If I had seven lives, I’d be a photographer in every one. "

"Shomei Tomatsu, who has died aged 82, was perhaps the most influential Japanese photographer of the postwar era. His raw, grainy and impressionistic style signalled a dramatic break with the quiet formalism that defined earlier Japanese photography, and it influenced many younger photographers, including his friend Daido Moriyama and the often controversial Nobuyoshi Araki. (..)" Sean O'Hagan

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