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How Ed van der Elsken Influenced Other Artists Related Press How Ed van der Elsken Influenced Other Artists 3 March 2017, The New York Times

Ed van der Elsken may not have become a household name, but his art has influenced a broad range of photographers, filmmakers and other contemporary artists. Here are three who expressed a direct connection to his art. Nan Goldin The contemporary American photographer Nan Goldin, known for her deeply personal snapshot-like portraits, and her...

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'Masters of Japanese Photography': Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Related Press 'Masters of Japanese Photography': Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts 22 February 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

Photographs by three of Japan's most prolific living artists from the 20th century were recently on view in Masters of Japanese Photography, at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) in Norwich, England. This was the first time Nobuyoshi Araki, Eikoh Hosoe and Kikuji Kawada had their works displayed in the east of England, although all three...

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Tokyo: photogenic to its very core Related Press Tokyo: photogenic to its very core 14 December 2016, The Japan Times

With Tokyo being the object of so many excellent photographers’ interest over the last 150 odd years, it’s entirely legitimate that the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum should be bringing it home. What’s on display in the first exhibition, displayed on the third floor, is a selection from the museum’s world-class permanent...

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Eros, Life and Death: The photography of Japan's Nobuyoshi Araki at Musée Guimet, Paris Related Press Eros, Life and Death: The photography of Japan's Nobuyoshi Araki at Musée Guimet, Paris 19 August 2016, Art Radar Journal

With over 400 photographs taken between 1965 and 2016, Araki  is one of the most important and comprehensive surveys dedicated to the influential Japanese photographer. Launched on 13 April,  Araki  runs at the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques–Guimet (MNAAG) in Paris until 5 September 2016, and marks one of the major...

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Exposing Nobuyoshi Araki's most sentimental series Related Press Exposing Nobuyoshi Araki's most sentimental series 21 June 2016, AnOther

For many, the name Nobuyoshi Araki is synonymous with Kinbaku – the artful form of Japanese bondage to which he dedicated many photographic projects. Stark black and white scenes of intricately bound women suspended in mid-air come to mind, as do vivid images of models in contorted positions, evoking a sense of beauty and violence...

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Your ultimate guide to Nobuyoshi Araki Related Press Your ultimate guide to Nobuyoshi Araki 2 June 2016, Dazed Digital

Artist, pornographer, diarist – Nobuyoshi Araki has been called many things. Often lauded, sometimes reviled, the Tokyo-born photographic maestro is notorious from east to west. The prolific photographer’s oeuvre is monumental, ranging from his world famous, graphic and highly sexualised Kinbaku Series to the day-to-day minutiae of...

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Eroticism in Japanese photography Related Press Eroticism in Japanese photography 17 May 2016, China Daily Asia

Eroticism in Japanese photography - a talk about the male gaze and more with two female Japanese photographers - Tokyo Rumando and Hideka Tonomura - about their photographic work, currently on show along side work of 11 other renowned Japanese artists at Blindspot gallery in Hong Kong. Curated by Mimi Chun and Mark Pearson

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Hiroshi Sugimoto / Nobuyoshi Araki Related Press Hiroshi Sugimoto / Nobuyoshi Araki 18 February 2016, Art Asia Pacific

The works of two prominent Japanese contemporary photographers, Nobuyoshi Araki and Hiroshi Sugimoto are currently on view at Ben Brown Fine Arts in Hong Kong. In collaboration with curatorial platform and art consultancy, McNamara Art Projects, the exhibition juxtaposes works from both artists’ dissimilar approaches to photography, lending...

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‘For a New World to Come,’ Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography Related Press ‘For a New World to Come,’ Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography 29 October 2015, The New York Times

There's a French phrase that has no elegant equivalent in English: "reculer pour mieux sauter," or, to step back to better leap forward. Figuratively, it nicely captures the experience of withdrawing from a challenge to gather oneself for a bigger effort. It's an idea viewers might usefully bear in mind in approaching "For a New...

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A Softer Side of Nobuyoshi Araki Related Press A Softer Side of Nobuyoshi Araki 14 July 2015, AnotherMag

Age has not made Nobuyoshi Araki less perverse, at 75 the Japanese photographer still loves a good phallic symbol, but look further and there’s a gentleness and appreciation of beauty that goes beyond women in states of undress. Alternately a misogynist or a subversive genius, depending on whom you ask, Araki is best known for his photos of...

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At the MFA, Japanese photographers on the 2011 earthquake, tsunami Related Press At the MFA, Japanese photographers on the 2011 earthquake, tsunami 12 April 2015, The Boston Globe

Before looking at the nearly 100 photographs that make up “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11,” a visitor to the Museum of Fine Arts should go to the television monitor by the Museum Road side of the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery. The monitor shows real-time aerial footage that the Japanese network NHK broadcast in...

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Issey Miyake'S 50 Years Of Making Connections Related Press Issey Miyake'S 50 Years Of Making Connections 10 December 2014, Liza Foreman for The New York Times

Clothing, the word that the designer prefers to “fashion,” has been at the heart of Issey Miyake’s work since he established the Miyake Design Studio in 1970. “I am most interested in people and the human form,” Mr. Miyake said in an email interview. “Clothing is the closest thing to all humans.” But...

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Takayuki Ishii Of Taka Ishii Gallery Related Press Takayuki Ishii Of Taka Ishii Gallery 4 December 2014, Anne-Claire Meffre for LiOeil de la Photographie / 25 November 2014

Last June, the Taka Ishii gallery, one of the largest in Japan, opened a space in Paris dedicated to Japanese photography and to vintage and contemporary photobooks. The Tokyo gallery, divided into three spaces, features the work of some of the masters of photography Garry Winogrand, Larry Clark, Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama as well as...

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