Shozo Ushiroguchi

Region: Toronto Ontario
| Born 1944, Japan


Shozo Ushiroguchi is a photographer who began making black and white photographic prints over 50 years ago when he moved from Japan to Germany; that’s where he apprenticed in a photo studio in West Berlin and attended a technical institute for film and photography.

Over the years, his black and white prints have continued to reflect an interest, as shared by many of the generation of the 1960s, in themes of political protest and social change, and to draw inspiration from European and American documentary photographers such as Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. Of his sample work shown here, he says ‘These are 3 examples of encounters that both caught my interest and where forms, tones, and lines emerged as a familiar composition, like an experience of ‘deja-vu.’

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