In 1960 Hamaya became the first Asian photographer to work for Magnum Photos. During this year he covered the demonstrations against the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, personally adopting an anti-government stance. His experience of this episode left him disillusioned with human nature and from then on he focused his photography on nature, an endeavour which led him to travel around the world and for which he used his training in aerial photography. In 1986 a retrospective of his work was shown at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York.
via Studio Equis
Hiroshi Hamaya (濱谷 浩 Hamaya Hiroshi, 1915–1999)