Paul Greenfield MFA, ARPS

Nobuyoshi Araki (1940)

Araki was born in Shitaya-ku (now Taito-ku), Tokyo. Araki graduated from the photography faculty at Chiba University and worked at the advertising agency Dentsu as a commercial photographer. Here, Araki met his future wife, an essayist, Yōko Araki. After they were married in 1971, Araki published a book of pictures of his wife taken during their honeymoon titled Sentimental Journey ( Yōko died in 1990). In 1972, Araki resigned from Dentsu and became a freelance photographer. His works are held in numerous. collections including the Tate and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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