Eikoh Hosoe

Kamaitachi #36, 1968, printed 2005
Archival pigment print on Hahnemüle paper
11 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches on 20 x 16 paper, signed
Edition of 25
Retail framed: $800, framing courtesy Annie’s Art and Frame
© and courtesy Eikoh Hosoe

Eikoh Hosoe (b. 1933) is one of Japan’s most notable post-war photographers, and has received international acclaim.  Hosoe has collaborated with artists in other media; the series “Kamaitachi “was created with dancer Tatsumi Hijikata in 1969; two photographs from his series “Barakei,” with author Yukio Mishima, were exhibited in the Terminal exhibition at PCNW from January–March 2015. 

In 2003 Hosoe received the Royal Photographic Society’s 150th anniversary special medal. He has also been awarded the title of Japanese Person of Cultural Merit (2010) and has won several photography awards.

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