Photo by Elina Ruka
Internationally celebrated photographer Eikoh Hosoe made a rare appearance at Aperture foundation last night. The bookstore was packed with admirers, colleagues and students of the photographer’s work which helped define Japanese photography in the 1960s and 70s and whose influence on the art of photography endures to this day.
Eikoh Hosoe charmed the audience with behind the scenes anecdotes from his iconic career and presented a limited edition scroll of photos. At the end of the talk a long line of fans stayed late to have their books signed by the legendary photographer.
Congratulations to Hosoe who just received the National Arts Club in New York’s Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Photography and thank you to all those who helped make this momentous Aperture event a great success.