I’m very happy to announce that the noted art historian and curator David F. Martin has completed a new book about my grandfather’s life and art. Entitled “Invocation of Beauty: The Life and Photography of Soichi Sunami,” the book will be accompanied by exhibit at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, Washington, starting on October 11th.
This exhibition and accompanying publication is the first in-depth study of the life and photography of Soichi Sunami (1885-1971).
The original, vintage photographs will be drawn almost exclusively from the Sunami family collection with most of the images previously unpublished.
Soichi Sunami was born in Okayama, Japan, on February 18, 1885. He emigrated to the United States in 1905 and arrived in Seattle on February 24, 1907.