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.
See more of Yosh’s photographs