Photography of the ’60s: Yutaka Takanashi

by • 14 September 2011 • PhotographyComments (0)

Life changing Tokyo residents – is one of the favorite subjects of this Japanese artist who started his adventure with photography in the fifties of the twentieth century.
Yutaka organized its first author exhibition, entitled “Somethin’ Else”. A year later, he joined the Nippon Design Center, where he worked on commercial photography.
At the end of the sixties, with several other artists – Takuma Nakahira, Koji Taki and Daido Moriyama he founded Provoke magazine that had a huge impact on Japanese photography in that period.
Apart from urban themes, in his work we will also find his interest in the landscape (a series of “Pre-Landscapes”).
His work was published in many books, including in the two-volume book, “Toshi-e” (Towards The City), which gained great popularity in the twentieth century.

More about the artist:
On Yutaka Takanashi, part I: Towards Tokyo –
Photography that Provokes – The Daily Beast
The Changing Faces of Japan – Tokyo Art Beat

Yutaka Takanashi – Wikipedia
Yutaka Takanashi – Tree


Yutaka Takanashi: Shinjuku Station, Shinjuku-ku, February 12, 1965. Source:


Yutaka Takanashi: Loop Road 7, Suginami-ku, 1965. Source:


Yutaka Takanashi: Korakuen Baseball Stadium, Bunkyo-ku, April 10, 1965. Source:


Yutaka Takanashi: Funabashi City: Health Center, July 17, 1965. Source:


Yutaka Takanashi: Sensoji Temple, Taito-ku, August 20, 1965. Source:


Yutaka Takanashi: Buffet Toyota, 1 Tsunohazu, Shinjuku-ku, 1965. Source:


Yutaka Takanashi: Isetan Department Store, Shinjuku-ku, 23 October, 1965. Source:


Yutaka Takanashi: Untitled (from "Toshi-e"), early '70s. Source:


Yutaka Takanashi: Untitled (from "Toshi-e"), early '70s. Source:

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