Nobuyoshi Araki

With more than 350 photo books published, artist Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most prolific Japanese artists as well as one of the most respected. Born in Tokyo in 1940, Araki continues to live and work there, producing photographs that are as captivating as they are controversial. Often looking to challenge societal taboos, Araki is notorious for featuring sex and death prominently and grotesquely in his work. Some of his work involves female subjects, notably including Lady Gaga. Araki’s works are held in numerous collections, including those of the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.