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educator , photographer

Eikoh Hosoe, Japanese photographer, educator. Recipient Photographer of Year award Japan Photo Critics Association, 1963, Art award Ministry Education, 1970, Ville de Paris, 1982, Toyo award Society Photographic Science and Engineering, 1995, Purple Ribbon medal Government of Japan, 1998, Lucie award, Visionary award, 2006, Master Photography award, 2009, Gold medal, National Arts Club, New York, 2010.

Background

Hosoe, Eikoh was born on March 18, 1933 in Yonezawa, Japan. Son of Yonejiro and Mitsuko (Nakagawa) Hosoe.

Education

Bachelor, Tokyo College Photography, 1954. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Patent University America, 1999.

Career

Professor Tokyo Polytechnic University, 1975—2002, emeritus professor, since 2003. Director Kiyosato Museum Photographic Arts, Japan.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Konishiroku Gallery, Ginza Tokyo, 1956, 60, Nikon Salon, Ginza, 1969, 1977, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1969, Light Gallery, New York City, 1973, 75, 83, Photographers' Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 1979, Silver Image Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1979. FNAC Forum, Paris, 1980, Galerij Paule Pia, Antwerp, Belgium, 1981, International Museum Photography, Rochester, New York, 1982-1992, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, University Arizona, 1990, International Center Photography, New York, 1991, Japanese American Cultural and Communications Center, Los Angeles, Museum Photographic Arts, San Diego, 1992, Independent Commission Against Corruption Weston Gallery, Tokyo, 1993, De Beyerd Museum, Breda, Netherlands, 1993, Museum Arts, Washington State University, 1994, Month of Photography, Bratisllva, Slovakia, 1994, Museum for Photokunst, Odense, Denmark, 1995, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, 1995, Fine Arts Gallery, University Maryland, 1996, Zoeller Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1998, Yamagata Art Museum, 2000, Shoto Art Museum, Tokyo, 2000, Akita (Japan) Art Museum, 2001, Shinano Art Museum, Nagano, Japan, 2002. Public collections include Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Nihon University, Tokyo, Museum Modern Art, New York City, International Museum Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, National Gallery Canada, Ottawa, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, Musee d'Art de Ville de Paris, National Gallery Australia, Canberra.

      Retrospective exhibitions include Theory of Spherical Dualism of Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Photography, 2007.

Membership

Member Photographers Society Japan (Photographer of Year 1993), Japan Society Art and History Photography, Japan Professional Photographers Society.

Connections

Married Misako Imai, April 2, 1962. Children— Kenji, Kanako, Kumiko.

father:
Yonejiro Hosoe

mother:
Mitsuko (Nakagawa) Hosoe

spouse:
Misako Imai

children:
Kumiko Hosoe

Kanako Hosoe

Kenji Hosoe