Hiroshi Yamazaki biography

Hiroshi Yamazaki

Photographer, Visual Artist

1946 –


Who is Hiroshi Yamazaki?

Hiroshi Yamazaki is a Japanese photographer whose works concentrate on the sun and the sea.

Born in Nagano on 21 September 1946, Yamazaki studied at Nihon University but dropped out in 1968, starting out as a freelance cameraman a year later, working in both still photography and 16mm film.

Yamazaki is best known for two series. "Heliography" uses long exposures to show the path of the sun near the horizon. "Horizon" is a study of sea horizons.

Yamazaki won the 26th Ina Nobuo Award in 2001.

Yamazaki became a full professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design in 1993, and has also taught at Musashino Art University and TPO Photo School.


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Sep 21, 1946
Nagano Prefecture
  • Japan
Lived in
  • Nagano Prefecture

on July 23, 2013

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