The First Photo-Journalist Of Japan Is Still Shooting At The Age Of 101

The First Photo-Journalist Of Japan Is Still Shooting At The Age Of 101
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Tsuneko Sasamoto, Japan's first female photographer, turned 101-year-old in September. She became a professional photo-shooter at the age of 25 and since then she is documenting pre- and post-war Japan.

She even has the distinctions of being one of the oldest photographers on Earth. Even being 101-year-old, she still doing photography.

In her twenties and hundreds.

In her twenties and hundreds.

"It's essential to remain positive about your life and never give up," says Tsuneko

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Sasamoto while shooting in her 20s.

Sasamoto while shooting in her 20s.

She while shooting at the age of 97.

She while shooting at the age of 97.

Always stay aware and keep pushing yourself.

Always stay aware and keep pushing yourself.

She is busy in collecting the memories.

She is busy in collecting the memories.

Japanese news site NHK reports that she currently is busy in collecting the photographs of her 70 year period. She is photographing even after breaking of her legs and left hand, last year. This all tells about her passion about it. She's doing rehab to gain strength while photographing flowers for a project titled "Hana Akari," or "Flower Glow." It's a homage to friends of the photographer who have passed away.

The photographs found in book are here.

Here is the video to promote the book. And, she is at the age of 97.Finally, here's a 4-minute news segment by NHK World that aired shortly before Sasamoto's 100th birthday in 2014, which the photographer celebrated with a new exhibition:

Here's a 4-minute news segment by NHK World that aired shortly before Sasamoto's 100th birthday in 2014, which the photographer celebrated with a new exhibition.