Shomei Tomatsu... Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) (1983, pigmented inkjet print). From an exhibition of Works by Shomei Tomatsu at Galerie Priska Pasquer in Cologne, Germany. "...the second exhibition in Germany to be devoted exclusively to the works of Japanese artist Shomei Tomatsu. The exhibition features a selection of black-and-white photographs and, for the first time in a gallery exhibition outside Japan, color works by the artist from the late 1960s and the 1970s. Shomei Tomatsu is regarded as the most important figure in Japanese post-war photography and his work has had a key influence on subsequent artists such as Daido Moriyama, Yutaka Takanashi and Nobuyoshi Araki."