Beach, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Chicago Beach, 1948-52 ©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Ishimoto Yasuhiro is a Kochi native photographer who has gained a worldwide reputation for creating works charged with exquisite formative sensibility and beautiful harmonies of black and white. After learning the basics of photography at the Institute of Design that was adopting the Bauhaus style in post-war Chicago, Ishimoto returned and settled down in Japan, but continued to photograph beach sceneries in both Japan and America. On display here is one representative series of works showing scenes of people gathering on beaches to take a rest or enjoy a holiday with their families, friends or lovers, and quietly rolling waves, all captured from Ishimoto’s own unique point of view. The exhibition is temporally divided into two parts, dedicated to beaches in Chicago (part one), and Enoshima and Kugenuma (part two) respectively.