Toshio Shibata

    Toshio Shibata is a contemporary Japanese photographer. He is best known for his large -scale photographs of civil engineering set in the landsc apes of rural Japan. “Photography is not something that you can make. It cannot be forced,” he said. “You have to accept the subject.” Born in 1949 in Tokyo, Japan, Shibata studied at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts where he received an MFA in 1974.

    In 1975, he received a fellowship from the Belgian Ministry of Education to study at the Royal Academy of Ghent. The artist lives and works in Kamakura, Japan. His works are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of F ine Arts in Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.



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