Hajime Sawatari

Photographer, Visual Artist

1940 –

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Who is Hajime Sawatari?

Hajime Sawatari is a renowned Japanese photographer. He is known for his fashion and advertising photography as well as his nudes of girls and women. He earned his degree from Nihon University's College of Art with a major in photography.

Sawatari won the Japan Photograph Association's Nendo Sho of 1973 for his book Nadia, which visually documents his romantic relationship with an Italian woman by this name. He won their 1979 award for Alice from the Sea. In 1990 he won the Kodansha Publication Culture Award in Photography for Taste of Honey.

His photographs have been exhibited by many institutions including Ginza Wacoal Hall and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

His book Alice, an interpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is controversial for its full-frontal nudity of a prepubescent girl.

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