Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most well-known Japanese photographers and contemporary artists in the world. He studied photography and film at Chiba University. In 1990, he received the Photographer of the Year Award from The Photographic Society of Japan. His debut museum solo exhibition titled “Sentimental photography, sentimental life” was held in 1999 at Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan. Following that, his work has been exhibited extensively at different institutions around the world, such as “Nobuyoshi Araki: Self, Life, Death” at the Barbican Art Gallery (London, UK) in 2005, “Araki Gold” at l’Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica (Rome, Italy) in 2007 amongst other. Over the course of his career spanning 45 years, Araki has published over 450 books. His works are held in numerous museum collections including the Tate in UK and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the USA.
Araki currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.