Shigeo Gocho
SELF AND OTHERS 55 , from the series SELF AND OTHERS, 1977, printed ca. 2002-2003

Artwork Info

Artwork title
SELF AND OTHERS 55 , from the series SELF AND OTHERS
Artist name
Shigeo Gocho
Date created
1977, printed ca. 2002-2003
gelatin silver print
3 5/8 x 5 3/8 in. (9.21 x 13.65 cm)
Date Acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of the Kurenboh Collection
© Estate of Shigeo Gocho
Permanent URL
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

After the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan, Akiyoshi Taniguchi reflected on the impermanence of life, and decided to donate his collection of about 800 notable works from Japanese and American photographers. By donating the Japanese works to SFMOMA and the American works to the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, he hopes his donation will help stimulate an international dialogue about the culture of photography. Here he recounts why he began collecting Japanese and American photography and how it relates to his life as a Buddhist priest and why he built “Kurenboh,” a special space in his temple for individuals to have intimate and meditative encounters with photographic works.

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