"Iwao Yamawaki (1898-1987) studied architecture at the Tokyo School of Arts. After his graduation he joined a construction company. At the same time he began to take snapshots. In 1930 he interrupted his architectural career, while he decided to leave for Germany and enter the Bauhaus in Dessau. After his return to Tokyo, he tried to spread the Bauhaus message in Japan. After a while he stopped his photographic activities and worked again as an architect. He curated some exhibitions in Japan about Bauhaus photography and contributed some articles to Japanese photography magazines."