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Nobuyoshi Araki was born in 1940 in Tokyo, Japan, where he lives and works. His first photographs depict natural and urban landscapes. In 1963, he graduated in photography and cinematography at the Chiba University. In 1964, he won the Taiyo prize for young photographers and in 1965 he held his first solo exhibition at Shinjuku Station Building in Tokyo. In 1971, he got married to Yoko Aoki and, from that moment, he started showing a growing interest for the naked female body, subject which led him to achieve a notable fame. In 1981, he made his first and only film as director: High School Girl Fake Diary who tells the story of a young woman who wants to break into the field of soft-porn. Since the ’80s, he exhibited around the world and his work is appreciated by both audiences and critics. With approximately 16’000 pictures taken in a decade, about 200 solo and 150 group exhibitions, Araki‚Äôs bibliography is enormous and has nearly 300 publications worldwide.