Hiroji Kubota Photographer


With a career spanning over fifty years, Magnum photographer Hiroji Kubota has spent his life traveling extensively and documenting the world around him. From his coverage of the Black Panther Party in the mid 1960s, to his incomparable access to North Korea, Kubota has prolifically captured the histories of diverse cultures throughout the world. Rooted in his experience of Japan, ravaged by destruction and famine at the end of World War II, Kubota’s work is characterized by a desire to find beauty and honor in human experience. The exhibition includes his many extended trips to China, Burma, the U.S., North and South Korea, and his home country, Japan.

Hiroji Kubota (born in Tokyo, 1939) began his career by assisting photographers René Burri,
Burt Glinn, and Elliott Erwitt on their visit to Japan in 1961. In 1965 he joined Magnum
Photos, producing major bodies of work, many in book form, on the United States, Japan,
China, North and South Korea, and Southeast Asia. His numerous publications include From
Sea to Shining Sea: A Portrait of America
(1992) and Out of the East: Transition and Tradition in

Sponsorship by





WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie, Austria

Exhibition proposal available for download:
Hiroji Kubota Exhibition

This exhibition includes 103 iconic photographs from Kubota’s life’s work. Forty-nine black-and-white platinum prints and fifty-four color dye-transfer prints.

Participation fee:
The host venue is responsible for pro-rated shipping and insurance. Please contact Annette Booth, Director of Exhibitions Management for rental fee.

2015 through 2019

Hiroji Kubota Photographer
Photographs by Hiroji Kubota
Preface by Elliot Erwitt
Foreward by Mark Lubell
Introductory essay by Alison Nordstrom
availability: coming soon

Current Venue List:

  • WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie
    Vienna, Austria
    March 3, 2016 – May 22, 2016