Hisae Imai

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Hisae Imai
Born (1931-07-19)July 19, 1931 July 19, 1931
Tokyo, Japan
Died February 17, 2009(2009-02-17) (aged 77)
Nationality Japanese
Education Bunka Gakuin
Known for Photography

Hisae Imai (今井 寿恵, Imai Hisae, 1931–2009) was a Japanese photographer who specialized in the photography of horses.[1]

Born in Tokyo in 1931, Imai graduated from Bunka Gakuin (文化学院) in 1952. She had her first solo exhibition in 1952; from the 1970s, most of her numerous solo exhibitions were of photographs of horses.[1]

Imai died on 17 February 2009.[2]

Imai's photographs are represented in the permanent collections of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography,[3] Nihon University, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), BnF (Paris), Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Kawasaki City Museum and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Potted biography at fotonoma.jp (Fujifilm) (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Death notice[permanent dead link], Okuyaminavi.com, 19 February 2009. (in Japanese)
  3. ^ 日本写真家事典 (Nihon shashinka jiten) / 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers) (Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000; ISBN 4-473-01750-8). (in Japanese)