Yutaka Takanashi

Yutaka Takanashi

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Takanashi was born on 6 February 1935 in Shirogane-cho, Ushigome-ku (now Shinjuku), Tokyo. In 1943 he was evacuated to Saitama (Saitama). In 1953 he graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Aoyama High School and entered the photography department of Nihon University He was given a Canon IVSb (his first camera). In 1956 Takanashi's photographs won prizes within Sankei Camera magazine. He graduated from university in 1957, and tried but failed to enter various news companies, settling for work in the darkroom in Ginza of the photographer Osamu Yagi (å «æ ¨æ²»). His university graduation work was published in the September issue of Sankei Camera. After meeting Kiyoji Otsuji, he entered Kuwasawa Design School in 1959, graduating from it in 1961. In May 1960 he had his first one-man show, "Somethin' Else", in Ginza Garo. For the series of the same title, which continued to his second exhibition, Takanashi walked around Tokyo with a tripod-mounted camera taking frontal images on 4A--5 inch sheet film parallel to the building or other scene photographed. In 1961 he joined Nippon Design Center in which he did commercial photography; he also married Reiko Mizoguchi. In 1970 Takanashi resigned from Japan Design Center. Takanashi had a tenured position at Tokyo Zokei University from 1980 until 2000 (a full professor from 1983), whereupon he retired but continued teaching there part time. From 1992, Takanashi, Genpei Akasegawa and Yutokutaishi Akiyama have worked together in the group Raika Domei. Takanashi won the Annual Award of the Photographic Society of Japan twice, in 1984 and 1993.show more

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  • Hardback | 194 pages
  • 180 x 282 x 22mm | 978g
  • RM Verlag SL
  • Granollers, Spain
  • Colour & mono photos throughout
  • 8415118287
  • 9788415118282
  • 1,942,166