Who was Yosh Tashiro?

          Yosh Tashiro was one of Manitoba’s most important rural photojournalists. For a quarter of a century, between 1952 and 1975 he was the only photographer for the Daily Graphic, a newspaper that serves the entire Portage la Prairie district. Luckily, his photo negative collection, consisting of some 10,000 individual items, was rediscovered in 2002 in storage at the Fort la Reine Museum. The collection is currently being scanned and conserved by students at Portage Collegiate Institute. Many of Yosh’s black and white photographs along with his life story are now online.

This incredible capture of a young girl on her bike with an uncertain Manitoba sky behind her is one of Yosh's most amazing photographs.

                                                                       

 

Another classic capture by Yosh. Beet boys with angelic expressions and some fine beets.

 See more of Yosh’s photographs

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