Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi, one of the most respected and compelling photographers of her generation, is the 34rd recipient of the prestigious Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. This publication celebrates her artistic achievements with a thorough presentation of the main themes in her work: remembrance, fabric, and the body. A significant feature in her work is the meaning and treatment of surface, whether the human skin, the materiality of an object, or personal clothing.
Miyako Ishiuchi (born 1947), is a renowned Japanese photographer.She was one of a renowned group of Japanese photographers, including Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama who confronted the trauma of post - war Japan and the dawning of a new era by using their cameras as tools to express, record and explore what it meant to be Japanese at this pivotal moment in history. 2005 she reperesented Japan at the Venice Biennial. For her outstanding work of 35 years, Ishiuchi was presented with the 2014 Hasselblad Award.Dragana Vujanovic is Photography Curator at The Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden.Louise Wolthers, Ph.D. in Art History, is researcher in photographic art, history and theory at The Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg