Naoya Hatakeyama

Artist lecture Thursday, December 02, 2010 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
A BIRD/Blast #130, 2006

Naoya Hatakeyama is widely considered one of the preeminent Japanese photographers of the last two decades. His immaculately composed photographs explore the conjunction of nature and civilization, created in his work through a study of the forms and layout of the urban environment, and with a close look at the materials that comprise it, both in their source and end use. While his work deals exclusively with humankind’s creations, the landscapes and cityscapes are void of people, suggesting more of an archeological approach than a sociological one.

Naoya Hatakeyama was born in 1958 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. He completed his graduate studies at Tsukuba University in 1984. Since then, Hatakeyama has been based in Tokyo.

In addition to his participation in numerous solo and group exhibitions, Hatakeyama’s photographs are found in public collections including the National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Swiss Foundation for Photography, Winterthur; la Maison EuropEéenne de la Photographie, Paris; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1189), 2012 [Detail]

Marco Breuer

Spring 2016 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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Marco Breuer (b. Landshut, Germany) is well known for his radical approach to the photographic medium. Breuer employs nontraditional photographic techniques that do not rely on the use of a camera, aperture, or film, but instead utilize a combination of photogrammic, abrasive, and incisive techniques to make marks and capture images. His work is in numerous public collections at major institutions around the world and is widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Currently residing in upstate New York, Breuer has lectured and taught extensively, and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2006.