Photographer
He began his photographic career in the 1970s and started shooting an 8×10-inch large format camera in 1981. In 2009 he upgraded to an ultra large format 16×20-inch camera which he continues to use on his travels. Miyoshi’s photographs have received international acclaim for their unique and sincere approach to his fleeting subjects.

©Kozo Miyoshi, courtesy of PGI

Chronology

1947 Born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
1971 Graduated from the Department of Photography, Nihon University College of Art
1991 Government Overseas Training Program for Artists One Year internship at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona 
Continued staying at Arizona after finishing the program
1996 Returned to Japan from Arizona
   He based in Tokyo

Publications

2015 RINGO, PGI
2013 Kozo Miyoshi, 916 Press & AKAAKA
2010 ORIGIN, M-Light
2002 INDEX, Photo Gallery International
1999 In the Road, Nazraeli Press
1994 Far East and Southwest, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson
1977-80 GRAIN, Grain Factory

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 Dig a Well –Along the Road, PGI, Tokyo
2021 SHASHIN, Canon Gallery S, Tokyo
2020 SAKURA, PGI, Tokyo
2020 On the Road Again & YUBUNE, BOOKS f3, Niigata, Japan
2019 MAYU, PGI, Tokyo
2017 On the Road Again, PGI, Tokyo
2015 RINGO, PGI, Tokyo
2014 SEEN, aura gallery, Beijing, China
2013 1972~, Gallery 916, Tokyo
2013 SABI, Photo Gallery International (P.G.I.), Tokyo
2012 YUBUNE, P.G.I., Tokyo
2011 SAKURA, 1839 Contemporary Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 SEE SA, P.G.I., Tokyo
2010 Kozo Miyoshi Photographs, VACANT, Tokyo
2009 SAKURA, P.G.I., Tokyo
2008 Shiogama Urato, Shiogama Photo Festival, Shiogama Miyagi
2007 Somewhere, Sometime, P.G.I., Tokyo
2007 IMAGES OF FAITH Mission Photography from the Sonoran Desert, Arizona State Museum, Tucson, USA
2006 Tokyo Drive, P.G.I., Tokyo
2004 Seagirt, P.G.I., Tokyo
2004 SAKURA, Taiwan Visual Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 SAKURA, P.G.I., Tokyo
2002 CAMERA, P.G.I., Tokyo
2001 Fujiyama, P.G.I., Tokyo
1999 Tokyo Street: Neighborhood, P.G.I., Tokyo
1999 In the Road, P.G.I. Shibaura, Tokyo
1998 The Mother Road - Route 66, Konica Plaza, Tokyo
1997 In the Road, P.G.I., Tokyo
1997 Kozo Miyoshi: Photographs, Taipei Photo Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1996 Roots & CACTI, Taichung Photo Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
1996 CACTI Landscapes, P.G.I., Tokyo
1995 Airfield, P.G.I., Tokyo
1995 CACTI, P.G.I. Shibaura, Tokyo
1995 CACTI: Polaroid Photographs, Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo
1994 Far East and Southwest: The Photography of Kozo Miyoshi and Roots and Cacti,
1994 Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
1994 Southwest, P.G.I., Tokyo
1994 Glazed Vessel, Konica Photo Plaza, Tokyo
1993 Chapel, P.G.I., Tokyo
1992 Thailand, P.G.I., Tokyo
1991 Conservatory and ROOTS, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales
1990 Roots , Heineken Village Gallery, Tokyo
Conservatory and ROOTS , Bemis Foundation Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
1989 Conservatory, P.G.I., Tokyo
1987 Picture Show, P.G.I., Tokyo
1985 Innocents, P.G.I., Tokyo
1983 See Saw, P.G.I., Tokyo
1979 Exposure, P.G.I., Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Farewell Photography: The Hitachi Collection of Postwar Japanese Photographs, 1961-1989,Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA
2020 Holidays, PGI, Tokyo
2019 PGI 40th Anniversary Exhibition, PGI, Tokyo
2018 Longer Ways to Go, Center for Creative Photography Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2018 New Old School, VACANT, Tokyo
2017 GELATIN SILVER SESSION_Portrait, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
2017 Longer Ways to Go, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2016 Take In, PGI, Tokyo
2015 In the wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2015 TAIPEI ART PHOTO SHOW 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 GELATIN SILVER SESSION_SAVE THE FILM, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
2014 The Spiritual World, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2013 GELATIN SILVER SESSION_SAVE THE FILM, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
2012 GELATIN SILVER SESSION_SAVE THE FILM, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
2012 Reinventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination, Mead Art Museum,Amherst College, Boston, USA
2011 GELATIN SILVER SESSION_SAVE THE FILM, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
2011 Cherry Blossoms of Memories, Ricoh Photo Gallery Ring Cube, Tokyo
2010 DOMANI 2010, The National Art Center, Tokyo
2010 GELATIN SILVER SESSION_SAVE THE FILM, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
2008 GELATIN SILVER SESSION_SAVE THE FILM, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
2007 GELATIN SILVER SESSION, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
2003 Japanese Photographers 1970's - 1980's, SK Josefsberg Studio, Portland, USA
2002 The World of Platinum Print, Photo Gallery International(P.G.I.), Tokyo
2000 P.G.I. Gallery Artists, P.G.I., Tokyo
1999 Internationale Fototage Herten, Herten, Germany
1999 Exploring Photography, National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1998 Unification, DEPT Shop & Gallery, Tokyo
1998 Waterproof, Expo '98, Lisbon, Portugal
1995 Texture and Touch, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1995 JAPAN TODAY, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
1993 Contemporary Japanese Photography: In die Felsen bonhren sich Zikadenstimmen, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
1990 Japanese Contemporary Photography: Twelve Viewpoints, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1990 Japanese Contemporary Photography, Pavillon des Arts, Paris, France
1989 Night Light: A Survey of Twentieth Century Night Photography, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
1987 EMPATHY, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
1985 Paris, New York, Tokyo, Tsukuba Museum of Photography 1985, Ibaraki, Japan
1985 Photografia Japonesa Contemporanea, Madrid, Spain
1982 Three Japanese Visions, Focus Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1979 GRAIN, Olympus Gallery, Tokyo

Awards

1993 Konica Prize for Photography, Tokyo
1986 Newcomer's Award, The Photographic Society of Japan

Collections

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Nihon University, Tokyo
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, USA
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Arizona State Museum, Tucson, USA
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Amherst College, Boston, USA

Books from Kozo MIYOSHI

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