Hiroshi Watanabe

Comedy of Double Meaning

Marta Marchi as Strega – Silhouette
Marco Andretta as Pulcinetta
Alvise D’Ambrosi as Capitano (Silhouette)
Alvise D’Ambrosi a Capitano
Marta Marchi as Strega
Michele Modesto Casarin as Arlecchino
Paolo Bisetto Trevisin as Innamorato
Viviana Ceppa as Innamorata
Paolo Bisetto Trevisin with Morte mask
Sara Galiza as Morte


Coyote on Dunes 2
Coyote with Children
Coyote on Dunes 1

Ena Bunraku

Tetsugatake, Ena Bunraku
Jidai Baba
Ofuku, Ena Bunraku
Oshuto, Ena Bunraku


El Arbolito Park, Quito, Ecuador
Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Bulldog and it’s Owner, New Orleans
Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona
Santa Monica Pier
Barber Shop
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Bourbon Street, New Orleans
Bubbleman, NY
Church Flower, San Lazaro Psychiatric Hospital, Quito, Ecuador

Ideology in Paradise

Li Min Gyong, Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace, N. Korea
Globe, Songdown International Children’s Camp
Singers, Mangyondas Schoolchildren’s Palace, N. Korea
Tongmyong Hotel, Wonsan, N. Korea
Songdowon International Children’s Camp, N. Korea
Subway Station, Pyongyang, N. Korea
Billboard for Kim II Sung’s Birthday Celebration
Bar, Kaesong Folk Hotel, N.Korea
Dancer Dressed as Fisherman, Pyongyang, N. Korea
Lim Chun Sii, Schoolchildren’s Palace, Pyongyang, N. Korea


Maiko Takaku, Matsuo Kabuki
Marina Ema & Kazusa Ito, Matsuo Kabuki
Eri Tanaka, Tono Kabuki
Hirokazu Nishijima, Matsuo Kabuki
Jun Masuda a Oyanagi, Matsuo Kabuki
Ryo Ueguchi as Sendo, Matsuo Kabuki
Natsuki Tukamoto, Matsuo Kabuki
Yuki Nonata, Matsuo Kabuki
Maiko Takaka as Yanaginosei
Isamu Taguchi, Tono Kabuki

Portraits of Ourselves

Loiawannai, Samburu Woman, Kenya
Cerbando Godoy, Otavalo, Ecuador
Edison Pastillo, Ecuador

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