Comedy of Double Meaning

Alvise D’Ambrosi as Capitano (Silhouette)

Alvise D’Ambrosi as Capitano (Silhouette)

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10" size; Digital inkjet print for 32x32" size
Size: 10x10", 32x32"
Edition: 10, 3

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Alvise D’Ambrosi a Capitano

Alvise D’Ambrosi a Capitano

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10" size; Digital inkjet print for 32x32" size
Size: 10x10", 32x32"
Edition: 10, 3

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Marta Marchi as Strega

Marta Marchi as Strega

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10" size; Digital inkjet print for 32x32" size
Size: 10x10", 32x32"
Edition: 10, 3

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Michele Modesto Casarin as Arlecchino

Michele Modesto Casarin as Arlecchino

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10" size; Digital inkjet print for 32x32" size
Size: 10x10", 32x32"
Edition: 10, 3

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Paolo Bisetto Trevisin as Innamorato

Paolo Bisetto Trevisin as Innamorato

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10" size; Digital inkjet print for 32x32" size
Size: 10x10", 32x32"
Edition: 10, 3

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Viviana Ceppa as Innamorata

Viviana Ceppa as Innamorata

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10" size; Digital inkjet print for 32x32" size
Size: 10x10", 32x32" (A/P available only)
Edition: 10, 3

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Sara Galiza as Morte

Sara Galiza as Morte

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10" size
Size: 10x10", 32x32" (sold out)
Edition: 10; only two remain

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Paolo Bisetto Trevisin with Morte mask

Paolo Bisetto Trevisin with Morte mask

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10" size; Digital inkjet print for 32x32" size
Size: 10x10", 32x32"
Edition: 10, 3

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Marta Marchi as Strega – Silhouette

Marta Marchi as Strega – Silhouette

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10"size; Digital inkjet for the 32x32" size
Sizes: 8x10", 32x32"
Edition: Edition of 10, 3

Created for the series, Venice in Peril

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Marco Andretta as Pulcinetta

Marco Andretta as Pulcinetta

Date: 2010
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph for the 10x10"; Digital inkjet for the 32x32"
Sizes: 10x10", 32x32"
Edition: Edition of 10, 3

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Dunes

Coyote on Dunes 1

Coyote on Dunes 1

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2018
Size: 10x10", 15x15"
Edition: 25, 15

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Coyote on Dunes 2

Coyote on Dunes 2

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2018
Size: 10x10", 15x15"
Edition: 25, 15

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Coyote with Children

Coyote with Children

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2018
Size: 10x10", 15x15"
Edition: 25, 15

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Ena Bunraku

Ofuku, Ena Bunraku

Ofuku, Ena Bunraku

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2003
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Oshuto, Ena Bunraku

Oshuto, Ena Bunraku

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2003
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Tetsugatake, Ena Bunraku

Tetsugatake, Ena Bunraku

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2005
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Jidai Baba

Jidai Baba

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2003
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Findings

El Arbolito Park, Quito, Ecuador

El Arbolito Park, Quito, Ecuador

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 14x14", 32x32"
Edition: There is one print in the 14x14" size that is available.
Edition: There is one print in the 32x32" size, an A/P that is available.

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Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2000
Size: 10x10", 14x14", 32x32"
Edition: 30, 15, 3 + A/P

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Bulldog and it’s Owner, New Orleans

Bulldog and it’s Owner, New Orleans

Date: 2001
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona

Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2005
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

Date: 2000
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Barber Shop

Barber Shop

Date: 2004
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Date: 1999
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Date: 2001
Date: 1999
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Bubbleman, NY

Bubbleman, NY

Date: 1996
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Church Flower, San Lazaro Psychiatric Hospital, Quito, Ecuador

Church Flower, San Lazaro Psychiatric Hospital, Quito, Ecuador

Date:
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Caliseo Gallo de Oro 2

Caliseo Gallo de Oro 2

Date: 2001
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Caliseo Gallo de Oro 1

Caliseo Gallo de Oro 1

Date: 2001
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Night Tulip, Central Park, NY

Night Tulip, Central Park, NY

Date: 2000
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Santa Rosa Farm

Santa Rosa Farm

Date: 2000
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Street Lamp, Los Angeles

Street Lamp, Los Angeles

Date: 1997
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Agra Fort, India

Agra Fort, India

Date: 2004
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Shinobazu Bentendo, Tokyo, Japan

Shinobazu Bentendo, Tokyo, Japan

Date: 2005
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Ellis Island 2, New York

Ellis Island 2, New York

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2000
Size: 10x10", 32x32"
Edition: 30, 3 + A/P

The edition has been sold out!

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Ideology in Paradise

Billboard for Kim II Sung’s Birthday Celebration

Billboard for Kim II Sung’s Birthday Celebration

Medium: Archival pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Bar, Kaesong Folk Hotel, N.Korea

Bar, Kaesong Folk Hotel, N.Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Dancer Dressed as Fisherman, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Dancer Dressed as Fisherman, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Lim Chun Sii, Schoolchildren’s Palace, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Lim Chun Sii, Schoolchildren’s Palace, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Painter, Moranbong Park, N. Korea

Painter, Moranbong Park, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Kim Song Mi & Kim Yun Kyong, Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace, N. Korea

Kim Song Mi & Kim Yun Kyong, Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date; 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Female Army Band, Grand Monument on Mansu Hill

Female Army Band, Grand Monument on Mansu Hill

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Music Band, Pyongyang School, N. Korea

Music Band, Pyongyang School, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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TV, Kaesong Folk Hotel, Pyongyang, N. Korea

TV, Kaesong Folk Hotel, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Unfinished Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Unfinished Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Street, Kaesong, N. Korea

Street, Kaesong, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Students and their Teacher, Mangyongdae, N. Korea

Students and their Teacher, Mangyongdae, N. Korea

Medium: Archival pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Kim II Sung’s Birthday, Kim II Sung Square, N. Korea

Kim II Sung’s Birthday, Kim II Sung Square, N. Korea

Medium: Archival pigment print
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Globe, Songdown International Children’s Camp

Globe, Songdown International Children’s Camp

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2007
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Tongmyong Hotel, Wonsan, N. Korea

Tongmyong Hotel, Wonsan, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment print
Date: 2007
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Subway Station, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Subway Station, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Medium: Archival Pigment prints
Date: 2006
Size: 20x20", 32x32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Boy Soldier, Army Day, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Boy Soldier, Army Day, Pyongyang, N. Korea

Medium: Archival pigment print
Date: 2007
Size: 20x20" and 32x 32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Li Min Gyong, Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace, N. Korea

Li Min Gyong, Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace, N. Korea

Medium: Archival pigment print
Date: 2007
Size: 20x20", 32x 32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Singers, Mangyondas Schoolchildren’s Palace, N. Korea

Singers, Mangyondas Schoolchildren’s Palace, N. Korea

Medium: Archival pigment print
Date: 2007
Size: 20" x 20", 32" x 32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Songdowon International Children’s Camp, N. Korea

Songdowon International Children’s Camp, N. Korea

Medium: Archival pigment print
Date: 2007
Size: 20" x 20", 32" x 32"
Edition: 15, 8

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Kabuki

Natsuki Tukamoto, Matsuo Kabuki

Natsuki Tukamoto, Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Yuki Nonata, Matsuo Kabuki

Yuki Nonata, Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Maiko Takaka as Yanaginosei

Maiko Takaka as Yanaginosei

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Isamu Taguchi, Tono Kabuki

Isamu Taguchi, Tono Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Yuka Onozaki, Matsuo Kabuki

Yuka Onozaki, Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Azusa Tukamoto as Osome Matsuo Kabuki

Azusa Tukamoto as Osome Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Maiko Takaku, Matsuo Kabuki

Maiko Takaku, Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Marina Ema & Kazusa Ito, Matsuo Kabuki

Marina Ema & Kazusa Ito, Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Eri Tanaka, Tono Kabuki

Eri Tanaka, Tono Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Hirokazu Nishijima, Matsuo Kabuki

Hirokazu Nishijima, Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Jun Masuda a Oyanagi, Matsuo Kabuki

Jun Masuda a Oyanagi, Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Ryo Ueguchi as Sendo, Matsuo Kabuki

Ryo Ueguchi as Sendo, Matsuo Kabuki

Date: 2003
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Portraits of Ourselves

Edison Pastillo, Ecuador

Edison Pastillo, Ecuador

Date: 2002
Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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Loiawannai, Samburu Woman, Kenya

Loiawannai, Samburu Woman, Kenya

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Size and edition: 58x58" #1/1 has been sold
Size and edition: 32x32" 3 with 2 A/P


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Cerbando Godoy, Otavalo, Ecuador

Cerbando Godoy, Otavalo, Ecuador

Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
Date: 2001
Size: 10x10", 14x14"
Edition: 30, 15

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BIOGRAPHY

watanabe

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.

Monographs

“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

Awards