Shigeo Anzai

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Shigeo Anzai[1] (安斎 重男, Anzai Shigeo, born 1939) is a Japanese photographer.[2]

Like few others, Anzai has documented art from and in Japan in his works. The 2007 retrospective "Anzaï: Personal Photo Archives, 1970–2006" (National Art Center, Tokyo) showed for the first time an unprecedented collection of 37 years of art in Japan. A lone chronicler, Anzai's style of shyly documenting, yet accurately encompassing photographies of art is in itself an object of art. He always includes actual living people in his photographs.


  1. ^ Also simply "Anzai" or "Anzaï".
  2. ^ (in 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

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