ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Hotsumi Ihara is a renowned Japanese photographer known for his unique ability to capture raw and honest moments in his work. Born in Takikawa, Hokkaido in 1963, Ihara went on to study at Iwate University graduate school, where he majored in the analysis of ground surface images taken from satellites. In 2007, he was forced to take a break from his work due to his mother's illness.
Despite this setback, Ihara's talent shone through, and in 2007, he won the Japan Camera Photo Contest Interim Best Work Award, selected by Yasuo Yokogi. He went on to showcase his work at various galleries, including Ginza, Umeda 2009 Gallery Setagaya 233, and the 2009 PHOTOGRAPHERS SUMMIT4 Official Presenter. In 2010, he held a two-photo exhibition with Maki Mori at Gallery Setagaya 233, and in 2011, he was featured in SHUTTER magazine vol.1 Special Feature "Memory of Snow".
With an eye for detail and a passion for capturing the beauty in everyday life, Hotsumi Ihara's work is both inspiring and thought-provoking. We invite you to experience his incredible talent firsthand at ART FOR THOUGHT's Hotsumi Ihara Photo Exhibition "Family".
2010 Gallery Setagaya 233 "Two Photo Exhibition" (Maki Mori and Ihara Hotsumi)
2009 PHOTOGRAPHERS SUMMIT4 Official Presenter
2009 Ginza, Umeda 2009 Gallery Setagaya 233 "A HAPPY HORIZONTAL DAY"
2007 Japan Camera Photo Contest Interim Best Work Award (selected by Yasuo Yokogi)
1986 Entered Iwate University graduate school, majoring in analysis of ground surface images taken from satellites, mother disease
1963 Born in Takikawa, Hokkaido