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Yasuhiro Ishimoto-Haikus with a Camera

More photos here (Hommage a Ishimoto Yasuhiro)

Yasuhiro Ishimoto June 14, 1921 – February 6, 2012 was an influential Japanese-American photographer.

From 1942 to 1944, he was interned with other Japanese Americans at the Amache Internment Camp (also known as Granada Relocation Center) in Colorado. It was here that he began to learn photography

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Yasuhiro Ishimoto: writing haikus with a camera

Yasuhiro Ishimoto Visual Bilinguist

While still a student at the Institute of Design in the early 1950s, Ishimoto’s teacher Harry Callahan introduced his work to The Museum of Modern Art photography curator Edward Steichen, who would exhibit it in the seminal 1955 Family of Man group show and a later solo show in 1961.

Between Japanese Tradition and Western Modernism

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