Photographer, Visual Artist
Who is Takanobu Hayashi?
Hayashi was born in Dalian, China, in 1946, but his family then quickly moved to Japan, first to Beppu and then to Kyoto. He worked in a darkroom for a year after graduating from high school, and in 1965 moved to Tokyo, where he studied at the Tokyo College of Photography. After graduating, he worked for two years as an assistant of Hajime Sawatari, and then started to freelance for fashion magazines. Since 1983 he has been teaching at the Tokyo College of Photography.
Hayashi's only book to date is Zoo, a collection of photographs in zoos that managed to show the animals in their man-made environs while barely showing any people; it has been praised for the purity and composition of its images. Zoo won the Higashikawa Prize in 1986. A series of photographs of roof spaces, Roof, won praise as a continuation of the themes of Zoo.
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