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Hiroshi Watanabe (Japanese)
LOT ID: 83795
Edison Pastillo, Ecuador, 2000

Silver Print, Toned Silver Gelatin Print
10 х 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm.)
Signed, on verso in pencil
Edition 4/30
Lot description
This work was generously donated by the artist and Feature Inc. to the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF). Proceeds from this sale benefit the CCBF, which supports the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Hiroshi Watanabe is a California-based Japanese photographer. Born in Sapporo, Watanabe graduated from Nihon University in photography in 1975 and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked producing television commercials. He obtained an MBA from UCLA in 1993, from 2000 he has worked full time at photography. After five self-published books, Watanabe's first to be published conventionally was "I See Angels Every Day," monochrome portraits of the scenes within San Lázaro psychiatric hospital in Ecuador. This won the 2007 Photo City Sagamihara award for Japanese professional photographers. In 2005, a portfolio of his work was featured in Nueva Luz photographic journal, volume 10, #3. In 2007, Watanabe won a "Critical Mass" award from Photolucida.

"The pure enjoyment of this process (photography) drives and inspires me. Mostly, I seek to capture people, traditions, and locales that first and foremost are of personal interest, while other times I seek pure beauty. I wish for my images to distill scenes ranging from the ephemeral to the eternal, from the esoteric to the symbolic. A current that underlies my work is the concept of preservation." - Hiroshi Watanabe

Selected Public Collections:
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
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