Photographer Kozo Miyoshi‘s trips to meet his objects started with his first work “See Saw” in 1970’s, and continued through “Picture Show ” in 1987, “Conservatory “, 1989, “South West”, 1994 in Arizona, U.S., and “In the Road”, 1997.
In contrast to his traveling, he remains at some intervals in a same environment to watch a certain thing that is peculiar to it. In doing so he presented photographs of Japanese radishes raised privately as “Roots<Ne>” in 1990, and numerous giant cacti photographed in Arizona in a series called “Cacti” in 1994.
The camera is another object that he has contemplated close to him in his 30 years of photographing. Some of the cameras he has photographed are those he used in his school time, or given to him. Others are cameras he picked up at a garbage pit, or found in a dusty junk shop. More than half of them do not function, but they preserve dear shapes that have accompanied with him in most of his lifetime.
39 faces of such cameras photographed in B/W are being exhibited. They are enlarged several times on the 20 x 24 inches paper and focused on the lens, the eye of the camera.
Born in Chiba, Japan in 1947. He graduated from the Department of Photography at Nihon University College of Art in 1971.
He began his photographic career in the 1970s and started shooting an 8×10-inch large format camera in 1981. In 2009 he upgraded to an ultra large format 16×20-inch camera which he continues to use on his travels. Miyoshi’s photographs have received international acclaim for their unique and sincere approach to his fleeting subjects.
Exhibitions at PGI
|On the Road Again, 2017|
|SEE SAW, 2010|
|Somewhere, Sometime, 2007|
|Tokyo Drive, 2006|
|Tokyo Street: Neighborhood, 1999|
|In the Road, 1999|
|In the Road, 1997|
|CACTI Landscapes, 1996|
|Picture Show, 1987|
|See Saw, 1983|