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Michael K Yamaoka Company Profile

MICHAEL K. YAMAOKA was born in Japan, and studied at Waseda University in Tokyo. He was the first Japanese student to receive a photography degree from Art Center College of Design in California, and came to New York in the late sixties to begin his career as a commercial photographer. He was on Staff at BBD&O before opening his own studio, where his client list included Campbell’s Soup, AT&T, General Electric, Burger King, Pepsico, Dean Witter, Book-of-the-Month Club, Pillsbury, Schaeffer Beer, FAO Schwartz, Time-Life, Sheraton Hotels, Toshiba, Pentax and many others. After closing his studio in the mid-eighties, Michael became a consultant acting as a liaison between Japanese and American companies in a variety of fields. Then, after a personal tragedy, the death of his son, Kenneth Kagetaka, in an automobile accident in 1997, he decided to concentrate on his personal photography, to publish a book, Odyssey, in memory of his son, and to establish a scholarship in his name. He has since exhibited in one-man shows in New York, Tokyo, Kyoto, and in many cities in Germany, to great critical acclaim, and also at the German Consulate in New York in 2007. In 2008, he was honored when I.M. Pei requested one of his photographs for his personal collection. Michael continues to exhibit his fine art photography in galleries and institutions in New York and worldwide.The book Odyssey is available for purchase, as are all photographs on the website. Please see the Ordering page for details.

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Noted Photographer Michael K. Yamaoka Shows 50 Years of Iconic Images at the Newly Opened Gateway Art Center in Midtown Manhattan

Successful exhibition extended to January 10, 2015. NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — This collection of highlights from 50 years of Michael K. Yamaoka's photography, now showing at the Madison Gallery in the new Gateway Art Center, evokes a haunting sense of passing time in images o…

Noted Landscape Photographer Michael K. Yamaoka Boldly Embarks on Odyssey to Portray "Goddess" Figures in Legendary Settings

Evocative photographs to be displayed at Atlantic Gallery's Chelsea, NYC location from June 3-June 28 NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Michael K. Yamaoka reveals a dimension of his work only hinted at in previous shows in his beguiling new photographs at the Atlantic Gallery in Chels…

Noted Photographer Michael K. Yamaoka Explores Nature and Artifice in New Exhibition "Saturation & Serenity"

Evocative photographs to be displayed at Atlantic Gallery's new Chelsea, NYC location from Jan.8-Feb.1 NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Michael K. Yamaoka takes a new direction in his evocative photography at the Atlantic Gallery in its new location in Chelsea, New York, January 8-…