SATOW Morihiro


Historian of Visual Culture and Professor, Kyoto Seika University

Born in 1966 in Kyoto Prefecture. After obtaining a master's degree from Columbia University in New York, he obtained a doctoral degree in Art Theory from Doshisha University. SATOW specializes in the fields of Art History and Visual Culture, and is the author of Topografi no Nihon kindai—Edo koroe, Yokohama shashin, geijutsu shashin (Topography and Japanese Modernity: Edo Doro-e, Yokohama Photography and Art Photography) [Seikyusha, 2011]. Recent articles include “The Picture-Language of Industrial Capitalism: Allan SEKULA and the Photographic Archive” in Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 [Official Catalogue] [Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture Organizing Committee, 2015] and “Kitch and Modernity: GONDA Yasunosuke and Naniwa-bushi as Popular Entertainment” in Taisho Imagery, vol. 11 [2016]. He was one of the Japanese translators of Geoffrey BATCHEN's Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography [Seikyusha, 2010]. SATOW won a New Face Award at the 62nd Ministry of Education Awards for Fine Arts in the category “Art Critique.”

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