Untitled, Chicago
stock nr:
1436
artist(s):
YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO
title:
Untitled, Chicago
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1950 — date printed: later
dimensions:
height 237mm x width 237mm — height 9.33inch x width 9.33inch
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Water, from Moment (Plate 29)
stock nr:
1437
artist(s):
YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO
title:
Water, from Moment (Plate 29)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1997 — date printed: c.1997
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 282mm — height 7.87inch x width 11.10inch
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Chicago
stock nr:
1438
artist(s):
YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO
title:
Chicago
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1959-61 — date printed: 1980s-1990s
dimensions:
height 201mm x width 280mm — height 7.91inch x width 11.02inch
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Halloween, Southside
stock nr:
1439
artist(s):
YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO
title:
Halloween, Southside
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1951 — date printed: 1950s
dimensions:
height 238mm x width 178mm — height 9.37inch x width 7.01inch
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Untitled (abstraction with yellows and grey)
stock nr:
1440
artist(s):
YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO
title:
Untitled (abstraction with yellows and grey)
medium:
silver dye bleach (cibachrome)
date created:
1981 — date printed: 1980s
dimensions:
height 170mm x width 170mm — height 6.69inch x width 6.69inch
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Untitled (abstraction with red, grey and white)
stock nr:
1441
artist(s):
YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO
title:
Untitled (abstraction with red, grey and white)
medium:
silver dye bleach (cibachrome)
date created:
1981 — date printed: 1980s
dimensions:
height 172mm x width 172mm — height 6.77inch x width 6.77inch
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biography

Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012) was born in San Francisco,
moved to Japan at the age of three, and in the midst of the
Second Sino-Japanese War, his parents sent him back to 
California in 1939. During the war he was interned in Colorado
and later settled in Chicago where he decided to study
architecture. From there, Ishimoto was drawn into the city’s 
excellent mid-century photography scene, in which he studied 
under Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and with Harry Callahan and Aaron 
Siskind. Moholy-Nagy’s curriculum emphasised the formal 
aspects of the pictorial space and had a profound influence 
on Ishimoto’s distinctive east-west aesthetic that reinterpreted 
traditional Japanese culture through the lens of modernism.

In his role as a photographical bilinguist, Ishimoto has greatly 
contributed to the emergence of the more expressive ‘image
school’ generation, of Ikko Narahara, Shomei Tomatsu and 
Eikoh Hosoe.

Ishimoto’s work has always been highly celebrated globally. 
It was among others included in the major exhibition Family 
of Man in 1955 as well as in the seminal show New Japanese 
Photography in 1974, both in MoMA New York. In 1996 he
was titled Person of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government.

selected exhibitions