Hiroshi Yamazaki

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Hiroshi Yamazaki (Japanese: 山崎 博, Hepburn: Yamazaki Hiroshi, 21 September 1946 – 5 June 2017)[citation needed] was a Japanese photographer whose works concentrate on the sun and the sea.

Born in Nagano on 21 September 1946, Yamazaki studied at Nihon University but dropped out in 1968, starting out as a freelance cameraman a year later, working in both still photography and 16mm film.[1]

Yamazaki is best known for two series. "Heliography"[2] uses long exposures to show the path of the sun near the horizon. "Horizon" (Suiheisen saishū) is a study of sea horizons.[1]

Yamazaki won the 26th Ina Nobuo Award in 2001.[3]

Yamazaki became a full professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design in 1993,[1] and also taught at Musashino Art University[4] and TPO Photo School.[5]

He died on 5 June 2017 of cancer of the gums.[6]

Solo exhibitions by Yamazaki[edit]

  • "Observation". Galleria Grafica (Tokyo), 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979.[7]
  • Exhibition of 16mm work. Underground Cinématheque (Tokyo), 1976.[7]
  • Exhibition. Box Gallery (Nagoya), 1981.[7]
  • "Optical Landscape on Movie". Image Forum (Tokyo), 1982.[7]
  • "Yamazaki Hiroshi 1972–82". Zeit Foto Salon (Tokyo), 1982.[7]
  • "Ten Points Heliography". Konishiroku Photo Gallery (Tokyo), 1982.[7]
  • "Heliography Day and Year". Ginza Nikon Salon (Tokyo), 1982.[7]
  • "Optical Landscape". Nagase Photo Salon (Tokyo), and elsewhere, 1983, 1987, 1989.[7]
  • "Suiheisen saishū". Polaroid Gallery (Tokyo), 1984.[7]
  • "Suiheisen saishū II". Olympus Gallery (Tokyo); Picture Photo Space (Osaka), 1984.[7]
  • "Fix and Movement" (movie exhibition). Funabashi Seibu Art Spot (Funabashi), 1990.[7]
  • "Sakura". Zeit Foto Salon (Tokyo), 1990.[7]
  • "Critical Landscape". Hillside Gallery (Tokyo), 1990.[7]
  • "Yamazaki Hiroshi 1969–1992". Plaza Gallery (Tokyo), 1993.[7]
  • "Sakura – Equivalent". Hosomi Gallery (Tokyo), Temporary Space (Sapporo), 1993.[7]
  • "Walking Works". Gallery Art Graph (Tokyo), 1994.[7]
  • "Suiheisen saishū III". Contax Salon (Tokyo), 1994.[7]
  • "Cherry Blossom". Ginza Nikon Salon (Tokyo), Osaka Nikon Salon (Osaka), 2001.[7]
  • "Yamazaki Hiroshi Early Works" 1969–1974". Place M (Tokyo), 2002.[7]
  • "Cherry Blossom". Shinjuku Nikon Salon (Tokyo),[8] Osaka Nikon Salon (Osaka), 2005.[9]
  • "Ugoku shashin! Tomaru Eiga!!". Creation Gallery G8, Guardian Garden (Tokyo), 2009.[7]

Publications by Yamazaki[edit]

Books by Yamazaki[edit]

  • Heliography. Tokyo: Seikyūsha 1983. Text in both Japanese and English.
  • Suiheisen saishū: Yamazaki Hiroshi shashinshū (水平線採集:山崎博写真集) / Horizon. Tokyo: Rikuyōsha, 1984. ISBN 4-89737-094-9
  • Hiroshi Yamazaki: Critical landscape. Tokyo: Hillside Gallery, 1990.

Other books with work by Yamazaki[edit]

Publications about Yamazaki[edit]

  • Yamazaki Hiroshi, "Ugoku shashin! Tomaru eiga!!" (山崎博「動く写真! 止まる映画!!」). Time Tunnel series, vol. 28. Tokyo: Guardian Garden, 2009.


  1. ^ a b c Hiromi Nakamura (中村浩美), "Yamazaki Hiroshi" (山崎博), Nihon shashinka jiten (日本写真家事典) / 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000; ISBN 4-473-01750-8), p. 318 (despite its alternative title in English, the book is in Japanese only).
  2. ^ In Japanese heriogurafī, both being borrowings from the héliographie of Nicéphore Niépce.
  3. ^ Page about the 2001 award, Nikon. Accessed 8 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Yamazaki's CV". Archived from the original on May 28, 2008. Retrieved 2006-10-22. at Musashino Art University (May 2008)
  5. ^ Yamazaki's CV at TPO Photo School.
  6. ^ "写真家の山崎博さん死去". 時事ドットコム (in Japanese). Jiji Press. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Web Gallery" for Yamazaki Archived 2013-02-18 at Archive.is, Nikon. Accessed 9 January 2012.
  8. ^ Exhibition notice, Nikon. Accessed 9 January 2012.
  9. ^ Exhibition notice, Nikon. Accessed 9 January 2012.

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