Image Credit: Masao Yamamoto, #1684 from Kawa=Flow, 2016 gelatin silver print with mixed media, ©️Masao Yamamoto, courtesy Etherton Gallery
On Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm the Center will present a public artist's talk by Masao Yamamoto, a visiting photographer from Japan. This lecture is in conjunction with Etherton Gallery presenting the photographs of Rodrigo Moya, Graciela Iturbide and Masao Yamamoto in Mementos. The exhibition highlights the photograph as keepsake, a token of remembrance instilled with memories and dreams long past.
About the Artist
Masao Yamamoto was born in 1957 in Gamagori city, Aichi Prefecture in Japan. He studied painting before taking up photography full time in1993. Yamamoto has published over a dozen books, most recently Tori (Radius Books, 2016). His photographs have been exhibited at galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan, Russia and Brazil. Yamamoto's work has been reviewed in numerous publications and blogs including, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Photonews, Black and White, and Unseen. Masao Yamamoto’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; International Center of Photography, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; the Sir Elton John Collection, the J.P. Morgan Chase Art Collection, and other private, corporate and public collections. He lives in Yatsugatake Nanroku, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan where he enjoys creating his work while being close to nature.