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[Image]The Japanese Photographer loved by VOGUE Brasil   Nobuo Michelangelo Takano ☆ Anthology

©VOGUE Brasil / model; Claudia Liz
photo by Nobuo Michelangelo Takano

The Japanese Photographer loved by VOGUE Brasil

Nobuo Michelangelo Takano ☆ Anthology

FUJIFILM SQUARE Photo Exhibition

June 16 – July 6, 2023 (The exhibition closes at 14:00 on the final day)




This exhibition presents about 100 large silver prints from Nobuo Takano's debut to present-day, including works that appeared in “VOGUE Brasil”, “GQ” and other popular fashion magazines of the world, photos taken for advertisements for Fujifilm and other corporations, and works taken from photography magazines that express Takano's worldly view of life.

About the exhibition

FUJIFILM SQUARE will be showing photographic works by internationally acclaimed fashion photographer Nobuo Michelangelo Takano, also known as the first Japanese photographer ever hired to do a photoshoot by “VOGUE Brasil”. Born in Japan, Takano moved to Brazil when he was 13 because of his father's work, where he developed a unique sense of beauty and a worldly view of life growing up in a Latin community. Driven by the multicultural cosmopolitan flare of the fashion industry, Takano took his first steps as a fashion photographer in the 1970s affront an energetic backdrop of “miraculous” economic growth across the country. His unique style drew attention and landed him a job with “VOGUE Brasil” in 1985, making him the first Japanese ever to receive such a coveted offer.
He maintained a long working relationship with the magazine after that, while broadening his range of activity to Europe, the USA and Japan. Takano continues today to work around the globe and with various media at the forefront of the fashion industry. This exhibition will treat you to the glamor and charm of the fashion world that Takano captures with his delightful mix of delicateness inherent to his Japanese roots and the free-spirited colorful expression he adorns from his Latin upbringing in Brazil.

Profile of the Photographer

[Image]Nobuo Michelangelo Takano

Nobuo Michelangelo Takano

At the age of 13, he moved to Brazil with his family.
After working for newspapers as a photojournalist, he turned fashion photographer. He became a photographer to work for “Brazilian VOGUE”. In l990, he went home to Japan. Based in Tokyo, he was creating for many advertisements for PARCO, Dentsu, FUJIFILM, etc. and editing for “GQ”, “PLAYBOY”, “marie claire”, etc. He held solo exhibitions such as “Diplomados Famosos Nobuo Takano”. Currently, he is active mainly in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Sao Paulo.

Exhibition overview

Title FUJIFILM SQUARE Photo Exhibition
The Japanese Photographer loved by VOGUE Brasil
Nobuo Michelangelo Takano ☆ Anthology
Dates June 16 (Fri) – July 6 (Thu), 2023
Time 10:00 - 19:00
(Until 14:00 on the final day. Entry allowed up to 10 minutes before closing.)
Open every day
Venue Spaces 1, 2, 3 & Mini Gallery, Fujifilm Photo Salon Tokyo, FUJIFILM SQUARE
Admission Free

*This exhibition is being held as a corporate MECENAT activity. We are pleased to announce that admission is free to enable more people to attend.

Number of works About 100 (Planned)
Organized by FUJIFILM Corporation
Special Cooperation VOGUE Brasil
Osaka exhibition Fujifilm Photo Salon Osaka
Nov 24 (Fri) – Dec 6 (Wed), 2023

* This exhibition may be cancelled or rescheduled for unavoidable circumstances. Visit FUJIFILM SQUARE online or call for updates.

Fujifilm Photo Salon received the THIS IS MECENAT 2022 certificate by the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts as an act of creating society through art and cultural promotion.