KAWADA Kikuji 川田 喜久治 (1933.1.1- ) Ibaraki Pref. Self-taught photographer. Freelance since 1959. Formed VIVO photo agency with other photographers.
Economics at Rikkyo Univ., Tokyo 1951-55. Employed by Shinchosha 1955-1959 and worked for the Weekly Shincho magazine.
Traveled to USSR, Czechoslovakia, Europe, and U.S. for 10 months in 1966. Lecturer at Tama Art Univ. 1967-1969. Influenced by his years growing up during WWII and the post-war years.
Awards Award of the Year, 1996, Photographic Society of Japan