Japan’s First Female Photojournalist Dies at Age 107

Tsuneko Sasamoto, Japan’s first female photojournalist, has passed away at the age of 107 in Tokyo, Japan. Sasamoto was a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society and a pioneer in her field.

Sasamoto is known for capturing life in a postwar society with much of her work covering the Showa era. “Sasamoto went on to cover World War II in Japan, following diplomatic envoys and human-interest stories intended to inspire patriotism and national solidarity. Several of her images appeared in the Shashin Shuho, a weekly publication circulated by the Cabinet Intelligence Department from 1938 to 1945, the National Gallery of Art adds”, says CNN.

“You should never become lazy,” she said in an interview with Art and Design Inspiration.
“It’s essential to remain positive about your life and never give up. You need to push yourself and stay aware, so you can move forward,” Sasamoto added.

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