Timeline

1933
Born in Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan
1951
Fuji Photo Contest, for his work Poddie Jawoski
1954
Graduated Tokyo College of Photography
1960
Photographer of the Year Award, the Most Promising Photographer Award from the Japan Photo Critics Association, Fuji Photo Contest
1963
Japan Photo Critics Association Award
1970
Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts
1998
Medal with Purple Ribbon
2003
The Royal Photographic Society's Special 150th Anniversary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS)
2006
Lucie Award
2007
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
2008
Mainichi Art Award
2009
Master Photographer, Lucca Digital Photo Fest, Italy
2010
Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Photography by the National Arts Club, USA
2010
Person of Cultural Merit

Exhibitions

2014
YOD Gallery/Yodo Gallery, Japan (solo)
2010
“Eikoh Hosoe“, Galerie Photo4, Paris, France (solo)
2006
“The World of Eikoh Hosoe, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1991
“Man and Woman in Photographs in Japan 1955-1965“, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum, Japan (solo)
1991
“Ordeal by Roses“, Innovation dans la Photographie japonaise dans les années 1960“, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1990
“Eikoh Hosoe: Meta“, Houston Foto Fest, USA
1985
Tous les travaux de “The Ordeal by Roses“, the Burden Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1984
“Eikoh Hosoe: Zen and Transcendence“, (travaux d’Ordeal by Roses, Kamaitachi, Embrace et The Cosmos of Gaudi), Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy(solo)
1983
Exposition pour la réouverture de The Light Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1982
“Hosoe Eikoh Retrospective 1960-1980“, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (solo)
1982
“35 Pioneers of ost-war Economic Growth in Japan“, the Fuji Photo Salon, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1982
“Hosoe Eikoh Retrospective 1960-1980“, the Rochester Institute of Technology, USA (solo)
1982
“Hosoe Eikoh: Kamaitachi and Selected Photographic Books“ ,the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, USA (solo)
1982
“The Human Figure, 1960-1980“, the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, USA (solo)
1980
“Ordeal by Roses“ and “Kamaitachi“ FNAC Forum, Paris, France (solo) (travalling exhibition: Anvers, Belgium / Zürich and Basel, Switzerland)
1979
“Eikoh Hosoe“ et “Kamaitachi“, the Silver Image Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (solo) (travalling exhibition: Salzburg, Austria / Lausanne, Switzerland)

Literature

1984
The Ordeal by Roses, new edition published by Shueisha, Tokyo
1982
Human Body, published by Nihon Geijutsu Shuppansha
1971
Embrace, published by Shashin Hyoronsha
1968
Sweet Life, published by Tokyo Photographic College Publications, Japan
1963
Killed by Roses, published by Shueisha, Tokyo
1961
Yukio Mishima, a book of critical essays
1955
35mm Snaps by Kogaso