Born in March 1933 in Yonezawa, Yamagata, Eikoh Hosoe graduated at Tokyo College of Photography in 1954 and became a freelance photographer, emerging in the experimental arts movement of post-World War II in Japan. He is considerated one of the leading figure of modern Japanese and international photography. He is known for his psychologically charged images, often exploring subjects such as death, erotic obsession, and irrationality. Pioneering a grittily expressionistic form of photography, his high-contrast, graphic, black and white photographs portray a mysterious interior world of surreal dreams that is both sensual and disturbing.
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