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 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.
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7-3 Akasaka, 9-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Midtown)
Directly connected to Hibiya Line “Roppongi” station underground passage
Directly connected to Oedo Line “Roppongi” station from exit 8
Chiyoda Line “Nogizaka” station. 5 min on foot from exit 3