Eikoh Hosoe | Kamaitachi

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Seppuku fantasies and erotic images of the body, his models included the famed author Yukio Mishima. “To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a mirror or window of self-expression,” the artist said. “The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye and yet, the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.” Born on March 18, 1933 in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, he grew up after the bombings of World War II. Hosoe studied at the Tokyo College of Photography, in Avandt Garde works.

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Eikoh Hosoe: Theater of Memory