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Werner Bischof was given the assignment of photographing the war in Korea in 1951. The job took him through Japan, a country that won his heart. Bischof stayed in Japan for almost a year, discovering the country’s beauty and purity of design and ritual that must have reminded him of his early studio days. The subject matter and the photographer’s sensitive, considered approach complement each other perfectly. Pictured here, courtyard of the Meji shrine in the snow. Photographer Martin Parr said of this image: “It’s one of those images that enters our subconscious and just stays there.”

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