Chronology

 
1975 Graduated from Nihon Unversity, Department of Art, Photography and Moved to Los Angeles.
   
1982 Established a production company.
   
2000 Closed down the production company, and became a full-time photographer.
   
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Awards

 
2009 Hearst 8x10 Photography Biennial, New York, NY
   
2008 Santa Fe Center Project competition, Santa Fe, NM
   
2007 Photo City Sagamihara Award, Japan
   
2006 Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, Portland, OR
   
2004 Black & White Spider Awards, Los Angeles
   
2003 Photo Review, Philadelphia
   
2003 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles
   
2002 Photo Review, Philadelphia
   
2002 Print Center 76th Annual International Competition, Philadelphia
   
2002 Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA
   
2001 Advertising Photographers of America, Los Angeles
   
2000 London Photographic Awards, London
   
2000 Advertising Photographers of America, Los Angeles
   
1995 Western Art Directors Club, San Francisco
   
1978 Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles
   
1973 Advertising Photographers' Association, Tokyo
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2009 Ideology in Paradise, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2008 Ideology in Paradise, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
   
2008 Ideology in Paradise, Nikon Salon, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan
   
2007 Observations, Gallery Tosei, Tokyo, Japan
   
2007 Faces, Paul Smith SPACE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
   
2007 I See Angeles Every Day, Nikon Salon, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan
   
2007 Masks and Faces, Gallery Pastrays, Tokyo, Japan
   
2007 Watermark Fine Art Photographs, Houston, TX
   
2005 Two Home Countries, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
   
2005 Oswald Gallery, Austin, TX
   
2005 Two Home Countries, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
   
2004 Portraits: Kabuki, White Room Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2004 Watermark Fine Art Photographs, Houston, TX
   
2003 The Photography Room, Grand Rapids, MI
   
2003 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
   
2002 Veiled Observations and Reflections, White Room Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2005 One Foot After Another, Mark Wooley Gallery, Portland, OR
   
2004 Festivals and Rituals, Tepper Takeyama Fine Arts, Boston, MA
   
2004 Bassetti Fine Art Photographs, New Orleans, LA
   
2003 Inspirations and Interpretations, White Room Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2003 Delicate Objects, The Photography Room, Grand Rapids. MI
   
2002 2002 Center Awards Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
   
2002 The Print Center, Philadelphia
   
2002 Quiet Observations, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2002 A Bird Show, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
   
2002 Grand Opening Exhibition, The Photography Room, Grand Rapids, MI
   
2001 America the Beautiful, Edward Carter Gallery, New York
   
1997 Rear View, California State University, Northridge
   
1977 3-man Show, Soho Photo Gallery, Los Angeles
   
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Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Geroge Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Santa Barbar Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
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Bibliography

Love Point. Hiroshi Watanabe. Nazraeli Press, 2010 (photo-eye Cat# TR356)
 
Love Point. Hiroshi Watanabe. Toseisha, 2010 (photo-eye Cat# ZD964)
 
Suo Sarumawashi. Hiroshi Watanabe. photo-eye Editions, 2009 (photo-eye Cat# PE035)
 
Ideology in Paradise. Hiroshi Watanabe. Mado-sha, Tokyo, Japan, 2008 (photo-eye Cat# ZD581)
 
C International Photo Magazine. Elena Foster. Ivory Press, 2008 (photo-eye Cat# PX115H)
 
I See Angels Every Day. Hiroshi Watanabe. Mado-Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 2007 (photo-eye Cat# ZD046H)
 
Lenwwork. Various. Lenswork Publishing, Anacortes, WA, 2007 (photo-eye Cat# LQ045S)
 
Findings. Hiroshi Watanabe. Photolucida, Potland, OR, 2007 (photo-eye Cat# ZD236)
 
FACES Vol. 3 Ena Bunraku. Hiroshi Watanabe. Hiroshi Watanabe, West Hollywood, CA, 2005 (photo-eye Cat# ZC425L)
 
SHOTS 88. Russel Joslin, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
 
FACES Vol. 4 Noh Mask of Naito Clan. Hiroshi Watanabe. Hiroshi Watanabe, West Hollwyood, 2005 (photo-eye Cat# ZC608L)
 
FACES Vol. 1 San Lazaro Psychiatric Hospital. Hiroshi Watanabe. Hiroshi Watanabe, West Hollywood, CA, 2003 (photo-eye Cat# ZC246L)
 
FACES Vol. 2 Kabuki Players. Hiroshi Watanabe. Hiroshi Watanabe, West Hollywood, CA, 2003 (photo-eye Cat# ZC245L)
 
B&W October issue. Black and White Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, 2002 (photo-eye Cat# MZ130S)
 
Veiled Observations and Reflections. Hiroshi Watanabe. Hiroshi Watanabe, West Hollywood, CA, 2002 (photo-eye Cat# ZC024L)
 
London Photographic Awards 4. Kevin O'Connor, London, UK, 2000
 
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Education

 
1971 - 1975 Department of Photography, College of Art, at Nihon University, BA
 
1995 Anderson Ranch Art Center
  Studied with Jerry Uelsmann
1996 Anderson Ranch Art Center
  Studied with John Sexton




Favorite Photography Books

Americans, Robert Frank, (photo-eye Cat# PK463)
 
Terra, Sebastio Salgado, (photo-eye Cat# CI111)
 
Augenblicke, Irving Penn
 
August Sander, August Sander, (photo-eye Cat# TD038)
 
Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus, (photo-eye Cat# AP353)
 



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