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Kenji Nakahashi collection

Identifier: AG 267

Scope and Contents

Series one, biographical materials, contains records surrounding Nakahashi’s personal life and career as a photographer. There are resumes, photo and sale lists, photo collages made by Nakahashi, personal health information regarding his illness, letterhead, correspondence with gallerists and museums, and other items. The bulk of materials date between 1983 and 2016.

Series two, exhibition files, includes brochures, catalogues and announcements regarding exhibitions that Nakahashi was involved in, correspondence with galleries and museums, news clippings regarding exhibitions, and personal newsletters created by Nakahashi. The bulk of materials date between 1979 and 1997.

Series three, project files, include photocopies and drawings of Nakahashi’s projects: “Camera Demon,” “Creation,” “White House,” and “A Cut-Out Sky”. The bulk of these materials are photocopies created in 2016.

Series four, photographic materials, feature snapshots and photo cards created by Nakahashi and his wife. There is also a letter from Sandy to CCP curator Becky Senf regarding a photo card of Nakahashi taken by Sandy.


  • 1979-2016


Language of Materials

Material in English, Japanese

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

Kenji Nakahashi (1947-2017) was born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Nakahashi graduated from the Aichi Prefecture University of Fine Arts and Music and in 1973, he arrived in New York City to launch his career as an artist. Nakahashi worked with a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. Nakahashi was married to Gratia (Sandy) Williams in 1986, and remained together until his passing in 2017.


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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


The collection contains materials (bulk dates 1979-2009) surrounding the career of Japanese American photographer Kenji Nakahashi (1947-2017). Materials include biographical materials about Nakahashi’s life and development as an artist, correspondence, exhibition and project files, and photo cards created by Nakahashi.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Biographical Materials, n.d., 1983-2016, 2 folders
  2. Series 2: Exhibition Files, n.d., 1979-1997, 1 folder
  3. Series 3: Project Files, 2016, 2 folders
  4. Series 4: Photographic Materials, n.d., 1989-2011, 2 folders

Custodial History

Anonymous donation in memory of Kenji Nakahashi, 2018.

Related Materials

There are fine prints in the CCP Fine Print collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by Alexis Peregoy in 2018.

Kenji Nakahashi collection 1979–2016
Finding aid created by CCP Archives Staff
© 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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Tucson Arizona 85721 United States