Kozo Miyoshi

YUBUNE

Nov 6 - Dec 22, 2012
Photo Gallery International

Kozo Miyoshi

YUBUNE

Nov 6 - Dec 22, 2012
Photo Gallery International

  • ©Kozo Miyoshi

  • ©Kozo Miyoshi

Photo Gallery International is pleased to announce the exhibition of Kozo Miyoshi ‘s newest work “YUBUNE.”

 

Kozo Miyoshi is one of the representative contemporary photographers of Japan. He started his career as a photographer in 1970’s and began to take photographs of views fascinating to him with an 8×10-inch camera in 1981, and has made series of works more than quarter century.
In 2010, Miyoshi’s latest photo book “ORIGIN” was published form M Light label, match and company, including very first series “EXPOSURE (1979)” and “See Saw (1983),” It got well responses not only from his longtime fans also from young people.

We found again with this book that he has photographed many years with the same spirit and attitude, and has continued to stand with sincerity face to face with the scene that he shot.

 

Hot spring has been used for the daily bath and healed people as “toji” place from long long time ago.
If you would get a chance to travel around, you would find there were an endless style of “YUBUNE (tub)” such as made by wood, rock-hewn tub with very easy coop or in contrast the tub with Romanesque building

Miyoshi began to photograph “YUBUNE” series from 2010. Traveling ancient hot-spring area around the country with 16×20 inch large format camera that he started to use for the series “SAKURA (2009).”

 

21prints are shown at the exhibition.

Kozo Miyoshi
Born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, 1947. Graduated from the Department of Photography, Nihon University, 1971. Government Overseas Training Program for Artists One year Internship at the Center For Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1991. Continued to stay in Tucson, Arizona, till 1996. Living in Tokyo at present.

Selected recent one-person exhibitions: “Seagirt” P.G.I.(2004), “SAKURA” P.G.I.(2003), “CAMERA” P.G.I.(2002), “Tokyo Street” P.G.I.(1999), “Far East and Southwest: The Photography of Kozo Miyoshi” Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson (1994). Public Collection: National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo/ Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography/ International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House/ Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona/ The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/ and others.