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ARTISTS

Kenshichi Heshiki

1948 Born in Nakijinson, Okinawa, Japan
1967 graduated from Ryukyu Government Okinawa Vocational high school
1969 dropped out from Tokyo Polytechnic University College of Engineering
1972 graduated from Tokyo Sogo College of Photography
2009 (JP) 逝去

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 The exhibition for the winner of the Ina Nobuo Award, Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka, Japan
2008 The exhibition for the winner of the Ina Nobuo Award, Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan
The Goat’s lung – Okinawa 1968–2005, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, and Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka, Japan
2007 The Goat’s lung – Okinawa 1968–2005, Haebarucho Culture Center and gallery rougheryet, Okinawa, Japan
2006 Women from Kin, Shinjuku Agajibebe and gallery Ginza Geijutsu laboratory Tokyo, Japan
1996 Okinawa – Nantouryou, Okinawa, Japan
1991 Michiko Kinjo – The World of Light and Shadow, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
1987 photo exhibition, Okinawa University gallery, Okinawa, Japan
1974 photo exhibition, Café Shamoni, Okinawa, Japan
1969 Okinawa – Nantouryou, OKINAWA TIMES Hall, Okinawa, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
2012 The Memory of the Eyes, Naha Civic Gallery, Okinawa, Japan
2008 Okinawa Prismed 1872-2008, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2007 The Trace of Okinawa Culture 1872-2007, Okinawa Prefetural Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Peace Studies Association of Japan, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Ryukyu Retsuzou – Okinawa through photography, Naha Civic Gallery Okinawa, Japan
1992 The history of Okinawa after the War through photography, Palette kumoji, Okinawa, Japan
1988 Bifu, Naha Civic Gallery, Okinawa, Japan

Award

2008 The 33rd Ina Nobuo Award

Publications

2016 My Dad is a photographer – The last photo book of Kenshichi Heshiki, Miraisha Publishing, Japan
2007 The Goat’s lung – Okinawa 1968-2005, KAGESHOBO Publishing, Japan
1996 Takemi Shima, Self-publishing, Japan
UCHINANCHU, Self-publishing, Japan
Women who saved Okinawa, Self-publishing, Japan
Nantoryo, Self-publishing, Japan
1992 Caskets for people who perished in Okinawa, Self-publishing, Japan
Okinawa Festivals – Summer Harvest Festival in Miyako Kaimata-Shimajiri, Self-publishing, Japan
1991 Michiko Kinjo – The World of Light ad Shadow, Self-publishing, Japan
1990 I am Gypsy, Bifu No.12, Self-publishing, Japan
1989 June 23rd, Okinawa Memorial Day, Bifu No.11, Self-publishing, Japan
1988 Alma de Flamenco, Bifu No.10, Self-publishing, Japan
Life of flower, Bifu No.9, Self-publishing, Japan
Let us have voices, Bifu No.8, Self-publishing, Japan
1987 Shimajiri, Bifu No.7, Self-publishing, Japan
Hurley, Bifu No.6, Self-publishing, Japan
Fighting Cook, Bifu No.5, Self-publishing, Japan
1986 Silence, Bifu No.4, Self-publishing, Japan
Ryoutei, Bifu No.3, Self-publishing, Japan
Living in the nature, Bifu No.2, Self-publishing, Japan
1985 Humans, Bifu No.1, Self-publishing, Japan
1979 The Gods of Bijurumoubara, Kenshin Yamashiro, Self-publishing, Japan

Media

2016 (JP) 日曜美術館「沖縄 見つめて愛して 写真家・平敷兼七」 NHK、Eテレ
2008 (JP) JNN九州沖縄ドキュメント ムーヴ「うしなわれしものたち1968−2005・沖縄」 RBC琉球放送
2007 (JP) 「ダヴィンチ」 9、10月号(インタヴュー対談)
1972 (JP) 「週刊特ダネ」 フォトルポ「愛という名で弄ばれるものー沖縄の娼婦」
1971 (JP) 「週刊ポスト」「祖国復帰を拒否する娼婦たちの現実」
1970 (JP) 「カメラ毎日」「故郷の沖縄」

Public Collections

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA