Yoshi Takata. Looking at Paris 1955-1987
The exhibition retraces thirty years of the Japanese photographer Yoshi Takata’s Parisian career.
Through a selection of original prints that explore not only the fashion photography for which she became known but also her portraits and street photography, it invites us to rediscover the work of an artist with a remarkable trajectory and an unconventional approach.
Born in 1916 near Tokyo, Japan, Yoshi Takata began her career as an assistant interpreter at Agence France Presse in Tokyo, where she met photographer Ihei Kimura, who introduced her to the medium.
When she left AFP in 1954, Kimura asked her to accompany him on a trip to Paris and it was there that she became acquainted with the well-known humanist photographers Édouard Boubat, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau.