About

Born in Kyoto Prefecture, Yasuo Konishi graduated from the Osaka University of Arts where he studied under, and was inspired by, master photographer Takeji Iwamiya. After apprenticing in Tokyo and New York, he went on to become a leading editorial photographer, traveling to countless countries for Japanese and international publications. From documenting a nomadic Kenyan family for more than ten years to photographing unseen elements, he is constantly pursuing a pure, elemental world.

Yasuo Konishi

 

BORN

Amanohashidate, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

1954

EDUCATION

Osaka University of Arts

1972 – 1976

APPRENTICE

Roppongi Art Center

1976 – 1978

ASSISTANT

Masaharu Ueda Office, New York

1979 – 1980

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

Tokyo, Japan

1980 – to present

AWARDS

Parco Prize
Asahi Advertising Award

EXHIBITIONS

World Views: Travel Photography Today
Southeast Museum of Photography  (curator: Alison Nordstrom)
Daytona Beach, Florida
September 2000

 
Seeing the Unseen
Gallery Cosmos, Tokyo
March 2010

 
Luminous Darkness
Le Bain, Tokyo
August 2015

 
Ikedayama: The Dragon’s Lair
Konnoh Hachiman Shrine, Tokyo
(Official event for Art Fair Tokyo 2016)
May 2016

 
Fiber Contact
-with fiber artist Maki Ishiwata
Daikanyama Gallery 1F, Tokyo
November 2016

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Southeast Museum of Photography

Yasuo Konishi Photography

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