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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Artist
Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Japanese, 1921–2012
Title
Untitled
from the series Composition
Date
1995, printed 1995
Medium
Silver dye bleach print
Dimensions
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
2009.291
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

The artist, Tokyo; given to MFAH, 2009.