Photo Japan was founded in 1984 in Kyoto, Japan by Kenneth Hamm. A year
later the company officially entered the stock photography business with its first photo sale...the cover of a
local magazine called Kansai Time Out . In 1986 the office moved to Vashon Island, Washington, USA, a rural
community just outside the city of Seattle. Kenneth Hamm is the chief business operator and photographer. Our staff
includes a native Japanese for research and language support. Since establishing a presence on the Internet in
July of 1997, Photo Japan continues to deliver quality images to creatives and professionals the world over.
photo buyers head out onto the World Wide Web in
search of images of Japan, the first place they
will go to is photojapan.com. They will
quickly realize we have the largest and most
diverse collection of images on the subject.
Along with our genuine, person-to-person
customer service and quick delivery times, there
will be no need to venture elsewhere.
effort from day-one has been to provide a diverse collection
of professional-quality photos of Japan to businesses worldwide at affordable prices. Our rights-managed Licensing
Agreement enables us to deliver images tailored specifically to project needs and budgets.
For those wishing to streamline their
expenses even further, we now offer a select group
of images at fixed-rate, royalty-free prices.
our efforts exclusively on images of Japan
benefits our photo buyers with the best possible
product and service. Aside from living in Japan
for a number of years and making frequent trips
there to refresh our stock, we supplement our
with an extensive knowledge of the culture.
every trip to Japan our photo archive grows.
It is our goal is to make the entire photo
library of 100,000 plus images available to
photo buyers through our on-line search.
Processing and keywording such a quantity of
image files is a monumental task, but we are
making steady progress toward this goal.
Japan images have appeared in books, magazines
and advertisements as well as on television, the Internet
and consumer products all around the globe.
To see samples of published photos and a partial
client list, please visit our
Sample Tear Sheets page.
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