Hiroshi Watanabe, ‘Isamu Taguchi, Tono Kabuki’, 2003, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016

Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Hiroshi Watanabe is a California-based photographer whose diverse body of work has taken him across the world to capture the fleeting interconnections between people, places, and stories in lush, textured images. He is the recipient of numerous photography prizes and his work is held in renowned collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, LACMA, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The print presented here comes from a series of portraits of Kabuki actors, just one of a broader corpus by the artist that focuses on actors from different world theater traditions.

Edition 3/100, never finished, includes limited edition book.


From the book "Faces Vol. 2--Kabuki Players."

Signature: Signed on verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Omar Al-Farisi

About Hiroshi Watanabe