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Eikoh Hosoe (細江 英公, Hosoe Eikō, born 18 March 1933 in Yonezawa, Yamagata) is a Japanese photographer and filmmaker who emerged in the experimental arts movement of post-World War II Japan. Hosoe is best known for his dark, high contrast, black and white photographs of human bodies. His images are often psychologically charged, exploring subjects such as death, erotic obsession, and irrationality. Some of his photographs reference religion, philosophy and mythology, while others are nearly abstract, such as Man and Woman # 24, from 1960. He was professionally and personally affiliated with the writer Yukio Mishima and experimental artists of the 1960s such as the dancer Tatsumi Hijikata, though his work extends to a diversity of subjects. His photography is not only notable for its artistic influence but for its wider contribution to the reputations of his subjects.
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Born 18 May 1933. From 1951 to 1954, Hosoe studied photography at the College of Photography, Tokyo. In 1954, Hosoe began to work as a freelance photographer in Tokyo. From 1960, Hosoe has also worked as a filmmaker in Tokyo. Since 1975, Hosoe has taught photography at the Polytechnic of Tokyo. In 1977, Hosoe photographed the architecture of Antonio Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain.
Artist, Teacher, Photographer
Eiko Hosoe, Toshihiro Hosoe, Eikō Hosoe, 細江英公
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