Yukihito Masuura

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Yukihito Masuura

Yukihito Masuura 増浦行仁

Yukihito Masuura (1963–) was born in Osaka. He moved to France in 1981 and became an assistant to the legendary Vogue Paris photographer Guy Bourdin in 1983. In 1987 he exhibited at the annual Salon d’Automne in Paris. He was commissioned to photograph the collections of such major art museums as the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Musée Rodin, among others. In 1988, 31 of his works were added to the permanent collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France). Between 1994 and 2001, Masuura photographed all of Michelangelo’s sculptures. In 2006 he received special authorization to photograph the reconstruction of the Grand Shrine of Ise that takes place every 20 years, and in 2008 he also began photographing the reconstruction of the Grand Shrine of Izumo that takes place every 60–70 years. Since 2013, when both reconstructions were officially completed, the photographs have been on tour in exhibitions held around Japan as well as overseas.

Books by Yukihito Masuura