"Spherical Dualism of Photography: The World of Eikoh Hosoe" Exhibition
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Eikoh Hosoe, a photographer who searches for the essence of storytelling in his work, was born in Yonezawa City in Yamagata Prefecture in 1933 and was brought up in Tokyo. Since he was inspired by his father to start taking photos when he was fifteen, he has been photographing since both before and after the Second World War.
This exhibition will present a retrospective of many of his representative works, as well as some photographic childrens' books that have never been exhibited in a solo show of his before.
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[Image: "Man and Woman", Work No.33, 1960]
From 2006-12-14 To 2007-01-28
Chronicling an alternate Japanese history
By Monty DiPietro
Japan Times New Art Scene
One reason Hosoe trails Araki in recognition factor, and Hiroshi Sugimoto in auction prices, might be that unlike these other elders of Japanese photography, he has focused on themes that Japan would rather not deal with.
Hosoe's use of mixed-race couples and the roughly equal roles given to male and female subjects in these photographs also advanced an eroticization of the male that ran against the norm back then, and continues to even some 40 years later ...