Articles & Research on Early Far-Eastern Photography
Shimooka Renjo and the Mystery G.A.B. Stereoview Series
The earliest commercial photographs of Japan appeared in stereographic form when photographic and scientific instruments manufacturer, Negretti and Zambra of London, started publishing Pierre Rossier's work in April 1860. Other early stereographic series appeared throughout the 1860s, and most of them have now been identified and studied. One early set of Japan views, however, has remained a mystery until now.
John Thomas Gulick (1832-1923) Pioneer Photographer in Japan
New research has added another name to the list of early photographers in Yokohama and Tokyo. Furthermore, it seems quite possible that the little-known John Gulick gave photographic instruction to Shimooka Renjo.