Photographer Johnny Hymas

PROFILE

Born in Yorkshire, and at age three, moved to Malvern, Worcestershire where he spent his youth on his families' farm studying to become a Horticulturist. He graduated from the Army Physical Training Corps Academy and became an Army Physical Training Instructor for seven years. During this period he was also a gymnast performing in competitions and international gymnastic displays. Utilizing his skills as a gymnast he became a professional acrobat and began to perform in countries throughout the world. It was during this period of travel that he became deeply involved in photography and opened his own studio in Hollywood. He came to Japan in 1969 and has been here ever since. (Hymas says that Japan is a photographers paradise because there are such a great variety of subjects to study and photograph.) In 1992 he was awarded the AVA multi-media ''Grand Prix Prize" for his high vision photo presentation "Japan The Four Seasons.'' In 1995 he received the sixth Agricultural Culture Award for his book "Tambo" The Sacred Fields. In 2005 his years of work was recognized by the Japanese government for having both domestically and internationally heightened the people's awareness of the beauty and importance of Japan's natural heritage.
Hymas has published more than twenty books about Japan and is the author of the undermentioned publications.

Books Publisher
JAPAN THE FOUR SEASONS (English edition) Shufunotomo Publishing
Nihon no Shiki Shufunotomo Publishing
Tambo The Sacred Fields  NTT Publishing
Furusato U-Leag
Utsukushii Nihon no Kokoro Kyuryudo
Johnny Hymas Koyomi Japan Agriculture Association
Okome Shogakkan
JAPAN THE LIVING GARDENS(English edition) Shufunotomo Publishing
Niwa no Kokoro Shufunotomo Publishing
Omokage no Nihon Kobunsha
Utsukushii Kuni Art Grand Japan Kyuryudo
Inaka Gakken
JAPAN The Ancient Rice Fields(English edition) Shufunotomo Publishing
Tambo no Kisetsu Shufunotomo Publishing
The English Countryside Gakken

Japanscapes

Kodansha International
Floral Fantasy Graphic-sha
The Poetry of Sakura Gakken

Ancient Grace

Toho Publishing

Waterscapes

Gakken
CD-ROM
FULL BLOOM (Flowers) Digitalogue Inc.

PAST EXHIBITIONS HELD IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF JAPAN
Exhibition Gallery
THE FOUR SEASONS Art Box Gallery (Tokyo)
JAPAN THE FOUR SEASONS JR Osaka Selvis Gallery
TAMBO THE SACRED FIELDS Ginza Nikon Salon (Tokyo)
LIVING GARDENS Fuji Photo Salon (Tokyo)
TAMBO THE SACRED FIELDS All of Japan tour
TAMBO THE SACRED FIELDS Nikon Salon (Osaka)
LIVING GARDENS Fuji Photo Salon (Osaka)
OKOME T3 Gallery (Yokosuka)
TAMBO THE SACRED FIELDS Seibu Department Store Gallery (Ishikawa)
Utsukushii Nihon No Kokoro Kinoha Gallery (Tokyo)
TAMBO THE SACRED FIELDS Moriyama City Library (Nagasaki)
The Seasons of Fukushima Nippon Matsu Furusatomura (Fukushima)
World of Johnny Hymas Hanshin Department Store Art Gallery (Osaka)

Japan The Ancient Rice Fields

JACCC George J. Doizaki Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)

Japanese Scenery

Appreciated by the World

J-POWER (Tokyo)

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