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This 101-Year Old Woman Is One Of Earth’s Oldest Photographers

  • JWB Post
  •  October 10, 2015

 

Drop whatever you’re doing and read this… because this article is about one of Earth’s oldest photographers.

What’s more? This 101-year old woman is also her country, Japan’s first female photojournalist.

Intrigued much? Let me add another ‘also’ to her description: She has also documented pre and post-war Japan in her 70-year and still on-going career of photojournalism.

Eager to know her name? Okay. I won’t keep you in the dark anymore.

Meet Tsuneko Sasamoto, the renowned woman and the praiseworthy owner of the above description.

In her 20s

In her 20s

“You should never become lazy. 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. That’s what I want people to know,” says Tsuneko.

At 97

At 97

Even though she broke her left hand and both of her legs the previous year, she is capturing flowers in her camera lens for a project which is her tribute to her friends who have passed away. The project goes by the name: “Hana Akari,” or “Flower Glow.”

This is her photobook that she published when she was 97.bookcover

 

And here is more of her (in Japanese, of course):

You are a profound source of inspiration for all of us, Tsuneko! Many, many kudos to you!

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