Mieko Shiomi

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Mieko Shiomi (汐見 美枝子, Shiomi Mieko, Osaka, 1909 – 24 August 1984) was a Japanese amateur photographer.

Shiomi joined the Tampei Photography Club in 1948, and thereafter joined two other photography groups while also exhibiting in the Nikakai Photography Section. At the start she tended to abstraction; in the late 1950s she moved toward realism in depicting what she saw in her daily life; in the 1960s she moved back to abstraction.

Shiomi is particularly highly praised[1] for her compositions and delicate use of monochrome.

Shiomi's works are held in the permanent collection of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.[2]


  • Shiomi, Mieko. Shiosai: Mieko Shiomi Photo Works.[3] [Takarazuka]: [Mieko Shiomi], 1964. (in Japanese) A book of black and white photographs taken 1949–1963; no captions and almost no other text.


  1. ^ E.g. by Yokoe.
  2. ^ As implied by her inclusion in Nihon shashinka jiten.
  3. ^ A bibliographic conundrum. Unlike most Japanese books, this lacks a formal colophon. The title page says "Mieko Shiomi Photo Works", and the dust cover says on the spine "Shiosai" and on the front "Shiosai / Mieko Shiomi Photo Works".


  • Nihon no shashinka (日本の写真家) / Biographic Dictionary of Japanese Photography. Tokyo: Nichigai Associates, 2005. ISBN 4-8169-1948-1. Pp. 208–209.(in Japanese) Despite the English-language alternative title, all in Japanese.
  • Yokoe Fuminori (横江文憲). "Shiomi Mieko" (汐見美枝子). Nihon shashinka jiten (日本写真家事典) / 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers. Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000. ISBN 4-473-01750-8. P.161. (in Japanese) Despite the English-language alternative title, all in Japanese.