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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.

Use this list of renowned Japanese photographers to discover some new photographers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (58 items)

Aya Kida

Aya Kida is a renowned Japanese photographer. ...more

Age: 44

Chihiro Minato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from Japan
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Chihiro Minato

Chihiro Minato is a Japanese photographer, filmmaker and art theorist. He is also Professor at the Tama Art University since 1995. Among his major curatorial works is the Japanese Pavilion at the Venezia Biennale in 2007. ...more

Age: 58

Chizu Ono is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Photographers from Japan
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Chizu Ono

Chizu Ono is a Japanese photographer. Ono was born in Akita Prefecture. She studied interior design at Tama Geijutsu Gakuen, graduating in 1991 to work as a designer. She stayed in France from 1995 to '96, returning to work again as a designer but pursuing photography in her spare time. In 1997 her ...more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Akita Prefecture, Japan

Daido Moriyama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from Japan
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Daidō Moriyama is a Japanese photographer noted for his images depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan. Moriyama received the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography in New York. ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Ikeda, Japan

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