Kozo Miyoshi was born in Chiba Prefecture in 1947, and graduated from the Department of Photography of Nihon University in 1971. Over the last 30 years he has had numerous solo exhibitions both here in Japan and abroad. He has also photographed extensively abroad, most notably in the American Southwest, work that has been collected in the publications Far East and Southwest, published by the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona in 1994, and In the Road, which was published by Nazraeli Press in 1999. Miyoshi’s work is in the public collections of The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, among others.
Miyoshi works almost exclusively with a large format 8 x 10 camera, as evidenced by the URL for his homepage, 8×10.jp. There you can can see samples from over 23 different series Miyoshi has worked on over the last 30 years. The above portrait comes from Miyoshi’s most recent series, “Shiogama Urato”, which features portraits of inhabitants of the Urato Islands, located off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan. More samples can be seen at Miyoshi’s homepage.
We currently have a special offer related to Kozo Miyoshi’s INDEX, a catalog bringing together over 35 years of Miyoshi’s work. This post has more details.