Photography

Ishimoto, Yasuhiro (1921 - 2012)

From 1948 to 1952, Yasuhiro Ishimoto studied photography in Chicago before returning to Tokyo where he settled. Regularly travelling between the United States and Japan, the Japanese photographer succeeded in depicting the urban life of both continents, from Halloween scenes to serene temples as well as buildings and people, in black and white images that highlight balance and contrast.  Combining American modernism and the attention of Japanese culture to details and fragility, Yasuhiro Ishimoto captured nostalgia and memory while he tenderly questioned the place of individuals in society.

Tags / Yasuhiro Ishimoto - Japanese Photographer - Existentialism - Contrast - Urban
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Can, c. 1989-1993
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Can, c. 1989-1993
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Chicago (boy & street pole), c. 1952-53
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Chicago (boy & street pole), c. 1952-53
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Chicago, c. 1959-61
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Chicago, c. 1959-61
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Child, Chicago, c. 1948-52
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Child, Chicago, c. 1948-52
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Halloween 2, Chicago, c. 1950
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Halloween 2, Chicago, c. 1950
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Halloween, Chicago, c. 1948-52
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Halloween, Chicago, c. 1948-52
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Machi City, Chicago, c. 1960-1968
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Machi City, Chicago, c. 1960-1968
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, North Avenue Beach, Chicago, c. 1948-1952
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, North Avenue Beach, Chicago, c. 1948-1952
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Pay or Die, 1970
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Pay or Die, 1970
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Snow and car, Chicago, c. 1948-1952
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Snow and car, Chicago, c. 1948-1952
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, 1980
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, 1980
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, 1980
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, 1980
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, Chicago, c. 1950
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, Chicago, c. 1950
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, Chicago, 1960
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, Chicago, 1960
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, c. 1960
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, c. 1960
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, Chicago, c. 1960
Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, Chicago, c. 1960
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