Miyako Ishiuchi

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Miyako Ishiuchi
Alma mater 横須賀市立第二高等学校, 多摩美術大学デザイン科染織デザイン専攻(中退)

Miyako Ishiuchi (石内 都 Ishiuchi Miyako?, born March 27, 1947 in Nitta District, Gunma and raised in Yokosuka, Kanagawa), is a Japanese photographer.[1]

Ishiuchi has produced collections of photography since the late 1970s. Her first book was a study of Yokosuka, where she grew up.[2] Her work favors the oversize grainy prints and gritty subject matter that characterize the pictures of many photographers in the late 1960s and 1970s who preferred the are-bure, or grainy-blurry.[3] She began to take close-ups of the bodies of the very old in the early 1990s.[3]

In March 2014, she received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.[4]

A selection of her works is currently on exhibition at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, under the title Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows, from October 6, 2015 to February 21, 2016.[5]


  1. ^ (Japanese) Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, editor. 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (『日本写真家事典』 Nihon shashinka jiten?). Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000. ISBN 4-473-01750-8
  2. ^ Ten hot Biennale artists Published in the Daily Telegraph, UK, June 4, 2005. Accessed April 19, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Photography Review; Moments of Ravaging Time", New York Times, May 19, 2000. Accessed 6 August 2008.
  4. ^ Hasselblad Foundation official announcement
  5. ^ "The Getty Museum". Getty Museum. Retrieved 2016-01-31.