Ishimoto Yasuhiro

Yasuhiro Ishimoto was an influential Japanese-American photographer. Ishimoto was born in San Francisco where his parents were farmers. In 1939, he studied architecture at Northwestern University for two years. Though he did not complete the program, architecture would hold an important place in his photography.


Ishimoto's many achievements include winning the 
Young Photographer's ContestLife magazine (1950) and the photographer of the year award, Japan Photo Critics Association (1957). In 1996 the Japanese government named Ishimoto a Man of Cultural Distinction, an honor that includes a lifelong stipend. In 2004 Ishimoto donated his archive of seven thousand images, valued at 1.4 billion yen, to the Museum of Art, Kochi.

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“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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