Daido Moriyama first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His intense and intimate approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities. Born in Ikeda, Osaka, Daido Moriyama first trained in graphic design before taking up photography. Moving to […]
“To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a mirror or window of self-expression… the camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye and yet, the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.” – Eikoh Hosoe ASX CHANNEL: […]
Eikoh Hosoe, a leading figure in modern Japanese photography came to the Art Gallery of NSW to launch the exhibition ‘Eikoh Hosoe: theatre of memory’. In this video he discusses his work and inspirations. Eikoh Hosoe was born in Yonezawa, Yamagata in 1933 and graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1951. He exhibited in […]
Eikoh Hosoe, a leading figure in modern Japanese photography came to the Art Gallery of NSW to launch the exhibition ‘Eikoh Hosoe: Theatre of Memory’. In this video he discusses his work and inspirations.
Ordeal by Roses #32, 1961-1962 By Eikoh Hosoe (This talk was presented by Eikoh Hosoe at a Twentieth Century Masters Tribute to Yukio Mishima.) I am Eikoh Hosoe, a photographer from Tokyo. It is a great honor for me to speak on this special occasion about my collection of photographs of Ba-ra-kei, or Ordeal by […]
In this edited excerpt Eikoh Hosoe talks about his book Barakei, the classic collaboration between Hosoe and controversial author Yukio Mishima. Hosoe recalls “I told (Mishima) I want to photograph the life and death of yourself through you….” Hosoe discusses the significance of visual references in the complex images of the series. This artist talk […]