Nobuyoshi Araki, ‘The Story of Girls’, 1987, Aki Gallery

About Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki is a prolific photographer who has produced thousands of photographs over the course of his career. He became famous for “Un Voyage Sentimental” (1971), a series of photos depicting both banal and deeply intimate scenes of his wife during their honeymoon. A number of his works feature young women in sexualized situations: “Kinbaku”, a series from 1979, features 101 photographs of women in rope bondage. He typically works in black-and-white photography, and his hallmark style is deliberately casual. “Rather than shooting something that looks like a professional photograph, I want my work to feel intimate, like someone in the subject’s inner circle shot them,” he says. More recently, Araki has been working on a series titled “Faces of Japan” (2009-) in which the artist photographs 500 to 1,000 people in each of Japan’s prefectures.

Japanese, b. 1940, Tokyo, Japan

Group Shows

2018
London ,
Shashin: are-bure-boke
2015
New York,
For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979
2015
Masters Projects, 
Brooklyn,
Stare Into The Rising Sun (Editions by Contemporary Asian Art Stars)
2015
Madrid, Spain,
Éros C'est la vie
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