Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
Founded in 1999
24 East 64th Street, 3R
10065, New York
Emi Anrakuji, Ken Ohara, Yojiro Imasaka
Our presentation will shed new light on the work of Japanese-American photographer Ken Ohara (1942-), whose innovative portraits bolster the idea of photography as an enduring vehicle of social communication. Since the early 1970s, Ohara has produced notable conceptual work in which he presents a volume of images in a variety of discrete formats. While working as a studio assistant of Richard Avedon in 1970, he published the enigmatic book "ONE," featuring extreme close-ups of more than 500 anonymous faces without caption/page number. His "365," a yearlong photo diary of 365 vertical diptychs, pairs one image representative of each day with a daily self-portrait to accompany it. In 1972 Ohara produced "24 hours," a strip of self-portraits taken every minute over the course of 24 hours. Our booth will bring together samples from these radical works as well as a selection of his more recent works, many of which will be presented here for the first time.