Eikoh Hosoe

"To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a 'mirror' or 'window' of self-expression.” - Eikoh Hosoe

CPW is most honored to present a very special weekend with Mr. Eikoh Hosoe, an artist, teacher, ambassador, widely considered to be one of the most influential and important image-makers of our time! This is a rare opportunity to work under the graceful and creative guidance of Eikoh Hosoe and to explore the “cosmos in the human body, beyond sex and race.”
Combining portfolio review, critique, and afternoon field shooting sessions, in this workshop you will photograph the figure in its pure form, paying attention to texture, skin, shape, and the form of the body. Mr. Hosoe will share his vision – one that has made him world renowned - and discuss his creative motivations and aesthetic philosophy. He will demonstrate how he works with models, how to approach the subject, and he’ll give individual assignments photographing male and female models in inspiring locations and situations. At the end of our session we will share our work and have a party! While this is bound to be an intensive creative weekend, it will be a highly rewarding learning experience guided by a true master of photography!

EIKOH HOSOE is undoubtedly one of the most important and respected photographers in the history of the medium. Born inJapan in 1933, he decided to become a photographer at age 18. Since then Mr. Hosoe has been established himself as an internationally acclaimed photographer and professor. Mr. Hosoe has consistently pursued personal original directions in his work, focusing on the dialogue between men and women, life and death, the supernatural, theatre, and the nude and the landscape. His photographs have been recognized in major exhibitions spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, and the US, at venues including the Yokohama Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography, and The Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art. The Howard Greenberg Gallery has long represented his work in NYC. The many books of his work include Man and Woman, A Place Called Hiroshima, Ba-ra-kei: Ordeal by Roses, Eikoh Hosoe: Aperture Masters of Photography, Embrace, Butterfly Dream, and recently re-released by Aperture, Kamaitachi. Hosoe has been the director of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Kiyosato, Yamanashi), since it’s opening in 1995. He has lead workshops in Japan and abroad.

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