Albert Watsonアルバート・ワトソン


The Museum of Kyoto Annex
Closed: 4/15, 4/22, 5/7

Co-organizer: Kyoto Prefecture
presented by BMW

*Admission free till junior high school age
*Due to the event on 4/13 from 12:00 to 15:00 and on 4/14 from 10:30 to 13:30, the exhibition space on the second floor will used for the public Albert Watson events. Please check the listing for details.

Adults ¥1000
Students ¥800 (Please present your student ID)

Albert Watson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, New York City, 1989
Photo by Albert Watson

Albert Watson, Ullinish Point, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 2013
Photo by Albert Watson

Albert Watson, Mick Jagger, Los Angeles, 1992
Photo by Albert Watson

Working for more than 50 years master portraitist Albert Watson has established himself as a celebrated photographer. He has photographed the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, David Bowie, and Mick Jagger as well as over a hundred covers of Vogue. Bringing out the strength and vitality of his subject, whether people, or landscapes, the sublime visual beauty of Watsonʼs work attests to a life dedicated to photography. The Japan solo show includes not only portraits and landscapes, but also never exhibited new works and outtakes from the album cover shoot for Ryuichi Sakamotoʼs Beauty.
Albert Watson
Albert Watson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1942. His expressive photographic portraits of famous celebrities, from Alfred Hitchcock to Steve Jobs, continue to dazzle. Albert’s photographs have appeared on the cover of Vogue more than 100 times worldwide and have been featured in countless other prominent publications, such as Rolling Stone, Time, and Harper’s Bazaar. For over 40 years, his striking photographs and stunning hand-made prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the globe. He was chosen as one of the twenty most influential photographers by Photo District News, and has won numerous honors, including a Grammy, a Lucie Award, the ANDY Award (thrice), and the Hasselblad Masters Award.
François Cheval (Curator)
François Cheval was born in 1954 and has a background in history and ethnology. He has served as a museum curator since 1982, initially in the Jura and the Réunion before being named director of the muse Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône in 1996. Cheval strives to rid photography of its old presumptions and to resent photographic originality through new forms of museology and revitalized discourse. Most significantly, he has both curated noteworthy retrospectives of photographers such as Denis Roche, John Batho, Gérard Collin-Thiébaut, Peter Knapp, Mac Adams, and Raoul Coutard, and has been a resolute champion of emerging photographers such as Elina Brotherus, JH Engström, Claire Chevrier, Antoine d’Agata, Charles Fréger, and Raphaël Dallaporta. This year The Red Eye is nominated to be artistic directors of the next "Circulation(s)" edition, a photographic festival which promote emergent European photography in Paris.
Audrey Hoareau (Curator)
After her higher education in communication and exhibition industry, Audrey Hoareau started her career at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône from 2003 to 2016. She carried out several studies on the collections before concentrating on the exhibitions (Peter Knapp retrospective in 2008, André Steiner retrospective in 2011 ou Henri Dauman retrospective in 2013). In 2016, she started, with François Cheval, The Red Eye, a structure carrying out photography projects. Together, they coordinate the opening for the end of 2017, of the Lianzhou Museum of Photography (China). This year The Red Eye is nominated to be artistic directors of the next "Circulation(s)" edition, a photographic festival which promote emergent European photography in Paris.

The Museum of Kyoto Annex
Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8183
Subway Karasuma Line or Tozai Line “Karasuma Oike” station. 3 min on foot from exit 5

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