Japanese, 1946-2022



The Park, The New Gallery, Naggar School of Art, Musrara, Jerusalem


Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The Park, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia [Travelling Exhibition: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia; Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand]


The Park, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany

The Park, M+B, Los Angeles, CA


The Park, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, Germany

The Park, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy


The Park, ALP/Peter Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden

The Park, Galleri Brandstrup, Olso, Norway

The Park, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy


The Park, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

The Park and Love Hotel, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver


Koen [Park], Komai Gallery, Tokyo



The Night, Art Centre de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium


Personal Private Public, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY


J’aime regarder les filles (Peeping Tom), Lumière des Roses, Montreuil, France

Modes of Behavior towards People When Affection Plays a Part: Klein Collection, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Histórias da sexualidade, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Picturing Love: Photography’s Pursuit of Intimacy, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Acts of Intimacy: The Erotic Gaze in Japanese Photography, The Walther Collection Project Space, New York, NY

AnonimX: The End of the Privacy Era, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel


Public, Private, Secret, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

1000m2 of Desire, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Limits of Control, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY

After Eden, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France


Prosu(u)mer, Museum of Contemporary Art Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

Blow-Up: Antonioni's Classic Film and Photography, C/O, Berlin, Germany

Diamonds Always Come in Small Packages, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland


Typology, Taxonomy and Seriality, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France


The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

On Watching and Being Seen, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb, IL


Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park, Moscow Photo Biennale, Moscow, Russia

Camera Work, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand


Night Vision: Photography After Dark, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


Disquieting Images, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, The Tate Modern, London, England [Travelling Exhibition: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN]

Provocateurs of Japanese Photography, Kathleen Collen Fine Arts, New York, NY


The Provoke Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

The 70s, PhotoEspaña 2009, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain [Travelling Exhibition: Palazzo Civico, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain; The Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdamm The Nethelands]


Paris Photo, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Paris, France

5th Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

Blue Sky, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany

Darkside, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zϋrich, Switzerland

to:Night: Contemporary Representations of the Night, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY

The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Selected Collections

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Swedish Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden

Walther Collection, Burlafingen, Germany

Selected Bibliography


Solomon, Tessa. “Kohei Yoshiyuki, Voyeuristic Photographer with a Cult Following, Dies at 76” ARTnews 31 January 2022


Thibault, Alexis. “Kohei Yoshiyuki and the voyeurs of Tokyo’s parks.” Numéro Magazine 27 May 2021


Yoshiyuki, Kohei. The Park New York: Radius Books and Yossi Milo, 2019

Bengal, Rebecca. “Things Editors Like.” The New York Times Style Magazine 7 June 2019

"Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Kohei Yoshiyuki's ‘The Park.’" Juxtapoz 28 May 2019

Gotthardt, Alexxa. “How Photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki’s ‘The Park’ Became a Cult Phenomenon.” Artsy 2 April 2019


Lederman, Russet. “Erotic Voyeurs of Japanese Photography.” Aperture 15 February 2017

Flint, Kate, Flash!: Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017


Celant, Germano. Fotografia maledetta e non. Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore Milano, Italy [book], 2015

“The Park.” Fisheye 18 March 2015


Hutt, John. “Kohei Yoshiyuki: A Walk in the Park” Musée Magazine 2014


Coppelman, Alyssa. “The Lurking Park Voyeurs of 1970s Tokyo.” Slate Magazine 2 April 2013


O’Hagan, Sean. “Park life: how photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki caught voyeurs in the act.” The Guardian 20 September 2012

“(Pictures) Sex in the Park? It Must be Art.” London Evening Standard 22 May 2012


Feil, Marcel. “The Hidden Viewer.” Foam International Photography Magazine. Spring 2010.


When Things Cast No Shadow [catalog]. Fifth Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art.

Ollier, Brigitte. “Avis aux mateurs.” Libération. 14 November 2008.

Wallace, Maria. “Peepshow: The spectacle of sex: Erotic Visions: The Body Exposed.” Exit. No. 29: 40-42. 2008.

Broverman, Neal. “Public Affairs.” The Advocate. 20 November 2007: 13.

“Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park. [book review]” D.A.P. Spring 2008.


Yoshiyuki, Kohei. Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park. Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz and Yossi Milo Gallery, 2007.

Corbijn, Anton. [for “On My Mind”]. Foam [Netherlands] Winter 2007: 17.

Maine, Stephen. “Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York [review].” Art on Paper November/ December 2007: 95-6.

Marques, Ricardo. “À espereita no parque.” Sabado November, 2007.

Lebowitz, Cathy. “The Park: Kohei Yoshiyuki.” Interview with Josefina Ayerza. Lacanian Ink November, 2007: 163-7.

Latimer, Quinn. “Kohei Yoshiyuki.” Modern Painters November 2007: 93.

Woodward, Richard B. “Barefoot (and more!) in the park.” Guardian America 23 October 2007.

“Art + Selects: Art: Under Wraps.” The New York Sun 16 October 2007.

Rosenberg, Karen. “Kohei Yoshiyuki [review].” The New York Times 12 October 2007.

Harris, Jane. “Kohei Yoshiyuki, ‘The Park.’” Time Out New York 4 October 2007.

Camhi, Leslie. “Voyeur in Tokyo.” The Village Voice 3 October 2007.

Kuan, Debora. “Kohei Yoshiyuki [review].” Artforum 1 October 2007.

Sigler, Jeremy. “Kohei Yoshiyuki [review].” The Brooklyn Rail October, 2007.

Budick, Ariella. “Using a lens to pry into others’ private passions [review].” Newsday 28 September 2007.

Gefter, Philip. “Sex in the Park, And Its Sneaky Spectators.” The New York Times 23 September 2007.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “The Listings: Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park.” The New York Times 7 September 2007.

“Previews: Kohei Yoshiyuki.” The Village Voice 5-7 September: Vol. LII, No. 36.

“A Lost Voyeur’s Paradise.” New York Magazine 3 September 2007.

“Kohei Yoshiyuki [review].” The New Yorker 3 September 2007.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “The Week Ahead: Art [review].” The New York Times 2 September 2007: AR2.

“Voyeurismo a Tokyo negli scatti di Yoshiyuki.” La Repubblica September 2007.

“Down in the Park: Yoshiyuki Kohei’s Nocturnes, Interview by Araki Nobuyoshi.” Aperture Fall 2007.


Badger, Gerry. “Document Kouen.” The Photobook: A History, Volume II. Ed. Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. London/NY: Phaidon Press, 2006: 296-297.


Yoshiyuki, Kohei. Sekigai Kosen [Infrared Light]. Tokyo: Hokuso-sha, 1992.


Yoshiyuki, Kohei. Document: Koen [Document: Park]. Tokyo: Seven-sha, 1980.


Yamagishi, Shoji, “Editor's Note.” Camera Mainichi February 1973: 278.

“Kohei Yoshiyuki: Koen [Park].” Camera Mainichi February 1973: 127-133.


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