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Kishin Shinoyama

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“Taking a photograph of a part of reality is basically lying. And what I try to do is to lie in many many different ways.”

On the occasion of MUSE Travel Issue Japan, we decided to dedicate these pages to the work of one of the masters of Japanese photography: Kishin Shinoyama. We focused on the powerful nude series he realized during the ‘60s as a reflection on his vision and the way he revolutionized the genre breaking taboos and stereotypes. A rejection from the university was the catalyst for Kishin Shinoyama’s career, which led him to apply at Nihon University College of Art. He had never been particularly interested in photography but gave it a try. The rest is history.


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