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渡辺 眸 Hitomi Watanabe
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東大闘争 1968-1969

The Student Power -The Student Movement of Japan in 1968-1969 at The University of Tokyo
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1942
東京生まれ
1968
東京綜合写真専門学校卒業
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新宿の街をうろうろと歩き回り、労働者たちや街を歩く人々を趣くまま撮っていたある日、国際反戦デーのデモに遭遇。機動隊が無数のヘルメット群を散らし、ステューデントパワーが社会と対峙し巨大なうねりとなっていた光景に思わずシャッターを切る。1967年、当時の東大全共闘代表だった山本義隆氏との出会いで、東大全共闘の撮影へと導かれた。唯一内部での撮影を許された写真家としてバリケード内で東大全共闘と寝食を共にし、翌1969年1月の安田講堂攻防戦、界隈の大学での集会やデモを含め、同年9月までの闘争の様子を撮影した。それぞれが貴重な記録写真なのだが、幸いなことにジャーナリストとしての視点はない。最も激しかったはずの戦闘現場が、むしろ開放地区であるかのようにバリケード空間の日常を克明に写し、事件性を追う報道写真とは決定的に異なっている。一連の作品は2007年に書籍化された。
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Born in 1942 in Tokyo, Japan.

Graduated from the Meiji University of Tokyo College of Photography

■Selected Exhibitions
2016
"The travel door ~Monkey/Tianzhu ~" Hitomi Watanabe Photo Exhibition at Atsuko Barouh (Tokyo).
2015
"The University of Tokyo 1968-1969 Inside the blockade" exhibition at Zen-photo Gallery (Roppongi, Tokyo)
2014
"1968 Shinjuku" exhibition at Nikon Salon (Tokyo)
2013
"Tenjiku" Hitomi Watanabe Photo Exhibition at ZEIT-FOTO SALON (Tokyo)
2012
"Prayers of Lotus" Charity Exhibition at Rokusyou Gallery (Kamakura, Kanagawa)
2008
"The season of all joint struggle" exhibition at Gallery Ississ (Kyoto)
"Lotos" exhibition at Machiya Gallery Yamada (Kyoto)
2007
"The season of all joint struggle" exhibition at Nikon Salon (Ginza, Osaka)
2004
"Philosophy monkey" exhibition at Machiya Gallery Yamada (Kyoto),
Shoha Museum (Mie, Ise-shi)
2002
"Lotus" exhibition at Gallery & retro Cafe izumiya (Ohita, Beppu)
2001
"Lotos" exhibition at Egg Gallery (Tokyo), Gallery ississ (Kyoto, Japan),
Gallery forest breathing (Yamanashi), Isuzu (Izu),
Chimenkanoya (Tokyo, Japan), others
1997
"West mythology" traveling exhibition WTC Museum (Osaka, Japan),
Shinjuku Konica Plaza(Tokyo), Sapporo Konica(Hokkaido),
Gallery Tiger-electronics (Yamanashi)
1995
"Breath of Water" exhibition at Egg Gallery (Shibuya, Tokyo)
"Century of the Monkey year" traveling exhibition at ZEIT-FOTO SALON,
Gardian garden (Ginza, Tokyo), Gallery-Torax (Yamanashi),
Yufuin Academy of Art Museum (Oita), Gallery Ississ (Kyoto, Japan)
1985
"Tenjiku" exhibition at ZEIT-FOTO SALON (Nihonbashi, Tokyo)

■Group Exhibitions
2013
"Japanese photograph 1968" at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of photography

■Publications
2007
"University of Tokyo all joint struggles 1968~1969"
Shincho-sha Publishing and other publishing companies
2003
"Philosophy monkey" shuppannshinsha Publishing
2001
"Open, Lotus" shuppannshinsha Publishing
1998
"West mythology" CD-ROM photo collection (digitalog)
1997
"West mythology" CHUOKORON-SHINSHA Publishing
1994
"Century of the Monkey year" Shincho-sha Publishing
1986
"Mohita Dream Trip" KAISEI-SHA Publishing
1983
"Tenjiku" Yasou-sha Publishing

■Public Collection
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, egg gallery, ZEIT-FOTO salon,
PHILIA MUSEUM (Hokuto city, Yamanashi-ken)
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On a day when her wandering around Shinjuku and shooting photographs of workers and people walking the streets as she liked, Watanabe came across a demonstration for International Antiwar Day. She spontaneously released a shutter when witnessing a scene where the riot police drove out numberless people wearing a helmet and the student power became a huge wave in confronting the societies. In 1967, Watanabe had a chance of taking photographs of Tokyo University Zenkyoto after meeting with Yoshitaka Yamamoto who was the then-representative of Tokyo University Zenkyoto. As the only photographer allowed to take its inside pictures, with spending times with the members of Tokyo University Zenkyoto under the same roof within the barricades, she took the pictures portraying how the struggles had been developing until September 1969 like those of the battles taking place at Yasuda Kodo (Lecture Hall) in January 1969 and those of meetings as well as demonstrations held in neighboring universities. Fortunately, while the respective photographs are valuable for the record, they were not taken from the perspective of a journalist. Such photographs taken by Watanabe were totally different from press photographs seeking an incident in that she faithfully photographed the daily lives of barricaded spaces as free areas rather than as the fields in which the fiercest battles had been actually taking place.

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