Hidemi Ogata Hidemi Ogata

Hidemi Ogata
Hidemi Ogata

Hidemi Ogata is a photographer born in Kumamoto Prefecture. After studying under photographer Kaoru Izima, she moved to the United States at the age of 20. In New York, she formed close relationships with artists like Andy Warhol. She photographed portraits of black individuals she met at the legendary Paradise Garage club. Upon returning to Japan, she made her debut in 1995 with the photo book "Blankey Jet City." Her work mainly focused on portraits of artists such as Tadanori Yokoo, Sayoko Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Hanada, Eikichi Yazawa, B'z, Tetsuya Komuro, THE YELLOW MONKEY, and many others. She travels through Europe and the Middle East to take photographs and is actively involved in talk live programs and other activities.

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