SECTION : TESTAMENT IMAGES
The artist and photographer Ishiuchi Miyako (1947) was born in Gunma, Japan. In 1966, she began by studying design and textile which she later left to focus on the photographic medium as an autodidact. In her creations, she seeks to reveal what is invisible, to capture the many parameters that make up an instant. Her work has been exhibited in Japan and internationally (London, Los Angeles, Paris, New York, Amsterdam…) and is part of many public art collections (The Japan Foundation, The Art Institute of Chicago, Le Bal de Paris, the New York Public Library…). In 2014, she was awarded the International Award of the Hasselblad Foundation which recognized her pioneer status as a woman photographer in the mainly masculine world of Japanese artistic photography.