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Birthplace Japan
Year of birth 1931
Narahara made his debut while still a graduate student at Waseda University with Human Land, a collection of photographs of life on Hashima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture (nicknamed “Battleship Island”). He has earned a firm place in the history of Japanese photography, co-founding the influential photo agency VIVO with Tomatsu Shomei and others. For the Triennale, he will present Garden of Silence, depicting monks in a Trappist monastery, and Within the Walls, showing the interior of a women’s prison, from his “Domains” series.