History’s witness: the incredible career of Hiroji Kubota
He’s witnessed events that have changed the course of history, and documented people, places and cultures all over the world for over 50 years. So what drives Hiroji Kubota? And what is the story behind the career of one of Magnum’s longest serving members? CPN writer Ian Farrell discovers more…
Hiroji Kubota first met members of the Magnum photo agency while studying political science at the University of Waseda in Tokyo, Japan in 1961. This chance encounter led to friendships with René Burri, Burt Glinn and Elliott Erwitt; friendships that would help Kubota make a name for himself as one of the most prolific photojournalists of the 20th century.
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