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立山室堂(富士県)撮影:平松寿子

与那国島(沖縄県)撮影:深澤武

上川町/上士幌町境(北海道)撮影:星野佑佳

上富良野町(北海道)撮影:高橋真澄

Please note that this exhibition closed on Wednsday, December 5, 2012

FUJIFILM SQUARE is pleased to announce the "Alaska ― The Eternal Journey" a photo exhibition by the renowned nature photographer Michio Hoshino, which runs from November 16 – December 5, 2012.

Sixteen years after his death on a photographic assignment in Russia, Michio Hoshino's (1952-1996) spectacular landscape photography, depictions of animals in their natural environment and beautifully descriptive texts continue to win the hearts of photo lovers all over the world. This exhibition traces the works of Hoshino from his very first trip to Alaska in 1973 through to as yet unpublished photographs taken during his ill-fated journey to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East where he was to meet his untimely death.

Fascinated by the mysterious landscapes and the lifestyles of the peoples living in the Polar Regions, Hoshino spent some 18 years living in of Alaska, and this exhibition seeks to portray how Hoshino developed into a leading nature photographer through a collection of works that capture the vast landscapes and the lifestyles and cultures of the inhabitants of this vast and often inhospitable region. Visitors are welcome to come and peruse Hoshino's works and experience for themselves the links between the people of the far north and their surrounding environment.

On the second day of the exhibition, Hoshino's widow, Naoko, will attend the exhibition and take part in a discussion on her husband's life and works.

Profile

Profile of Michio Hoshino (1952-1996)
Hoshino was born in Ishikawa City, Chiba Prefecture. In 1973, he made his first trip to Alaska staying with a family in the village of Shishmaref. After graduating from Keio University in 1976, he worked as an assistant to the prominent animal photographer Kojo Tanaka, and in 1978 enrolled at Alaska University where he studied Animal Management. His works have been recognized with the Anima Award, the Kimura Ihei Photography Award, and a special posthumous award from the Photographic Society of Japan. In 1996, he was attacked and killed by a brown bear in while on assignment in the Kurile lake in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.

Dates and Time December 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013
Open everyday from 10:00 - 19:00(last entry: 18:50)
venue The Fujifilm Photo Salon at FUJIFILM SQUARE
7-3 Akasaka, 9-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052, Japan(Tokyo Midtown)
Admission Free
Organized by FUJIFILM Corporation
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