The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned one of three advertisements for the Italian mosaic tile company Bisazza shot by Nobuyoshi Araki on the grounds that “the ad had caused serious offence to some readers”.
An exhibition of work by Kiyoshi Niiyama from 1934-1953 is up now until October 9th at the Gallery Cantelmo in NYC.
The Hiroshi Sugimoto-designed Izu Photo Museum is set to open October 26th, with an exhibition of work by – who else? Museum is a 2-hour train ride plus free shuttle from central Tokyo. Sugimoto exhibit until March, 2010. Photos of the space — by who else? — in this .pdf.
Hiroshi Sugimoto is among four — including playwright Tom Stoppard — to win a 2009 Praemium Imperiale Award. (Via)
“When was the last time the biggest rock star on the planet [Bono] interrupted one of his signature songs in a stadium full of screaming people to give a shout out to a fine art photographer [Hiroshi Sugimoto]?” (Via)
Old-ish news, but Yutaka Takanashi’s 1974 Toshi-e is slated for publication as an Errata Edition.
The Keizo Kitajima exhibition has opened at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, running until Oct. 18. Kitajima’s work between 1975-1991 is on view. (.pdf previews available here and here).