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Yasuhiro Ishimoto began his journey as a photographer picturing fellow Japanese Americans at an internment camp in Colorado during World War II. Afterward, he moved to Chicago and studied with photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design. In 1953 Ishimoto returned to Japan, where he had spent his childhood and, with the exception of three years in Chicago (1958–61), would live the rest of his life. This colorful, fractured work represents the artist’s continued search for new photographic methods of expression.
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Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Japanese, 1921–2012
Untitledfrom the series Composition
- 1995, printed 1995
- Silver dye bleach print
- Image: 11 13/16 × 11 13/16 in. (30 × 30 cm) Sheet: 17 × 14 in. (43.2 × 35.6 cm)
- Credit Line
Gift of the artist in memory of Ishimoto Shigeru
- Current Location
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
LL 20 PUBLIC CORRIDOR
- Accession Number
The artist, Tokyo; given to MFAH, 2009.