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 for her compositions and delicate use of monochrome.
- Shiomi, Mieko. Shiosai: Mieko Shiomi Photo Works. [Takarazuka]: [Mieko Shiomi], 1964. (in Japanese) A book of black and white photographs taken 1949–1963; no captions and almost no other text.
- E.g. by Yokoe.
- As implied by her inclusion in Nihon shashinka jiten.
- 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.
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