Nobuyoshi Araki

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Gelatin-silver print, 39 x 28 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur, gift Andreas Reinhart
Inv. no. 1996-001-090
© Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki
b. 1942 (Tokyo, JP), lives and works in Tokyo, JP

As the godfather of modern art, Marcel Duchamp reconfirmed the central role of Eros in art with his phrase “éros, c’est la vie.” Nobuyoshi Araki, a major figure in contemporary Japanese photography, shares this view. Araki—explicit and eccentric, yet imbued with unerring finesse—constructs his images of young Japanese women like a dance of dark desires. At the start of his career, he published his now famous book Sentimental Journey, a photographic essay of his honeymoon (1971).