Hiroshi Watanabe was born in Sapporo, Japan. He graduated from Department of Photography, College of Art, at Nihon University. He moved to Los Angeles after graduation and became involved in the production of TV commercials, eventually working as a producer. He later established his own production company. He received an MBA degree from UCLA Business School in 1993. In 1995 his passion for photography rekindled, and since then he has traveled worldwide extensively, photographing what he finds intriguing at that moment and place. In 2000 he closed the production company in order to devote himself to the art and became a full time photographer. Since then, his work has been exhibited and published in many parts of the world, mostly in US, Japan, and Europe. His work is in the permanent collections of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, George Eastman House, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, and San Jose Museum of Art.
“I See Angels Every Day”, Mado-sha, Japan 2007
“Findings”, Photolucida, USA 2007
“Ideology in Paradise”, Mado-sha, Japan 2008
“Suo Sarumawashi”, photo-eye Editions, USA 2009
“Love Point”, Toseisha, Japan 2010
“99 Findings”, “ARTIFACTS”, Hibiku, Japan 2012