The picture of Japan

by Werner Bischof




6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print

Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper

Werner Bischof Estate stamped

Signed by Werner's son Marco Bischof

Mint condition


Werner Bischof’s wife Rosellina had spent over three months with the photographer in Japan when she wrote in her diary:

“It is snowing today - Tokyo is enchanted - Werner and I visited
the Meiji shrine in Tokyo. The mood is magical, the snowfall swallows the noise of the city.

Everything appears just in black and white.

Suddenly Werner runs away with his camera.

I stop, terrified. What happened?

He comes back after a little bit.

Still out of breath but overjoyed he admits: I just took THE picture of Japan!”

— Rosellina Bischof

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