Famous Photographers from Japan

List of notable or famous photographers from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Japan and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Japan is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Tokugawa Yoshinobu to Hiroshi Sugimoto.

This historic photographers from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Japan?" These prominent photographers of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese photographers.

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  • Aya Kida

    Aya Kida

    Age: 49
    Aya Kida (木田 綾, Kida Aya, born 1974) is a Japanese photographer.
  • Chihiro Minato

    Chihiro Minato

    Age: 63
    Chihiro Minato (港 千尋, Minato Chihiro, born 1960) is a Japanese photographer, filmmaker and art theorist. He is also Professor at the Tama Art University since 1995. Among his major curatorial works ...more
  • Chizu Ono

    Chizu Ono

    Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Akita Prefecture, Japan
    Chizu Ono (小野 千寿, Ono Chizu, b. January 1, 1970) is a Japanese photographer. Ono was born in Akita Prefecture. She studied interior design at Tama Geijutsu Gakuen (多摩芸術学園) (an affiliate of Tama Art ...more
    • Birthplace: Ikeda, Japan
    Daidō Moriyama (森山 大道, Moriyama Daidō, born October 10, 1938) is a Japanese photographer noted for his images depicting the contrast of traditional values and modern society in post-war Japan.He has ...more
  • Ei-Q


    Dec. at 49 (1911-1960)
    • Birthplace: Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
    Ei-Q (瑛九, Eikyū, April 28, 1911 – March 10, 1960, in English occasionally "Q. Ei" or "Ei Kyu") was a Japanese artist who worked in a variety of media, including photography and engraving.
  • Eiji Ina

    Eiji Ina

    Age: 66
    Eiji Ina (伊奈 英次, Ina Eiji, born 1957) is a Japanese photographer.