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Kishin Shinoyama

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© Coourtesy of the artist and Jousse Entreprise -- rue Louise Weiss
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© Courtesy of the artist and Jousse Entreprise -- rue Louise Weiss
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Phantom C Type Print 80 X 100 © courtesy of the artista and Michael Hoppen Contemporary
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The Birth 1 Vintage Silver Gelatin Print 24 X 23.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Michael Hoppen Contemporary
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Dancer 1 Vintage Silver Gelatin Print 29.7 X 24.4 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Michael Hoppen Contemporary
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan
Birth year
1940
Representing galleries
Statement

Shinoyama, Kishin is a Japanese art and advertising photographer. While studying photography at Nihon University, he began his career at Light Publicity (1961-3). Freelancing from 1968, he made his name with his second book, Nude (1970), which pioneered a new style of artistic nude photography. Although working on various subjects, including travel and body tattoos, he is best known for his celebrity portraits and nudes, the latter including Gekisha (Agitated Shot), a series using amateur models.

In November 2009 Shinoyama's home and office were searched by police on suspicion of public indecency. The searches stemmed from concerns regarding nude photos he allegedly took in public of two women in August 2008 for his book 20XX TOKYO