Kamaitachi #36, 1968, printed 2005
Archival Pigment Print
11-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches on 20 x 16 paper
Edition of 25, signed
Retail framed: $800
© Eikoh Hosoe, courtesy PhotoAlliance
Eikoh Hosoe is one of Japan’s notable post-war photographers and filmmakers. He studied at the Tokyo College of Photography and worked for photography magazines and womens magazines. Hosoe’s photography is often collaborated or link with his artist acquaintances; the series Kamaitachi was created with dancer Tatsumi Hijikata as the model in 1969.
In 2003, for his work as a photographer who has made a lifetime contribution to art, Hosoe received the Royal Photographic Society’s 150th anniversary special medal. He has also been awarded the title of Japanese Person of Cultural Merit (2010), has won the “New photographer of the year” award from the Japanese Photo Critics association (1960), and several other awards.