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Yasuo Kiyonaga

Yasuo Kiyonaga was born in Kagawa in Japan in 1948. & nbsp; in his photographic work, he interpreted in a surreist manner, villages, cities, humans and everything that is part of our life. The subjects captured by his viewfinder are released from their original context and receive new forms and meanings. If production is not limited to photography. Thanks to its unique technique, Yasuo combines apparently incompatible concepts such as photography and painting, nature and artificial, two -dimensional and three -dimensional, the past and the future, the dream and the reality, and the sublime in art . In 1966, strongly influenced by the two photographers Jean-Eugène Atget and Aaron Siskind, Yasuo Kionaga began to study photography. In 1970, after having finished his studies at the Professional School of Photography, he began to work for recruit Co., Ltd. As a photographer the worker. In 1980, he left the company and created his own company, SHC, specializing in the planning and production of business communication content, which little known at the time. He focused on the photojournalism field during a long period. He developed SHC to a company of 150 employees. Even today, this company remains a leader in the sector. Yasuo Kionaga focused on the field of corporate communication, in addition to his main activity, he daring new challenges that are ahead of his time. The ideas, the critical spirit and the decision -making skills that 'He acquired thanks to these experiences became the source of his creative activities. In 1995, he resumed his career as an artist and opened a series of galleries in Tokyo, Kyoto, Paris, and online to exhibit his works and those of other photographers. He is the owner of the galleries of online photos Kyoto Museum of Photography, as well as the physical galleries Kyoto Museum of Photography Gallery Japanesque and Gallery Artisan Tokyo and Gallery Japanesque Paris. He published several books, including Leslie (1999), Spirit of Forest (2007), Paris Sketch (2012), The Japanese Beautiful Landcapes series (2008-), Japanese Tools (2015) and Ujo (Sens of Rain) (2016). In the context of his work, he photographs old capitals, Rural villages in Japan and other countries and has compiled its photos in books.

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