Keiichi Tahara was born in Kyoto in 1951. He began making photographs after moving to France in 1972, producing “Ville” from 1973 to 1974 and “Fenêtre” from 1973 to 1980. In 1977, he won the Grand Prix at the Rencontres d’Arles in France. He went on to produce a variety of photographic works including the “Portrait” series (1978–1987) and “Eclat” series (1979–1983), and traveled throughout Europe to photograph late 19th century architectural spaces. In the late 1980s, he carried out light-based projects in many parts of the globe. His works are on permanent display in museums and other various sites.