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Michael Yamamoto

 (1969 - 2017)
Michael Yamamoto was active/lived in California.  Michael Yamamoto is known for photography, conceptual art.

Biography   Michael Yamamoto


Michael Yamamoto was born on February 18, 1969 to a Scottish-Irish mother and Japanese father.  His Japanese family was imprisoned in interment camps during WWII, and Michael was always closer to that side of his family. 

His mother refused to accept that Michael was gay and out, and threatened to withdraw his money for studies.  He studied at Cambridge, UC Riverside (BA) and UCSD (MA). 

At an early age he became interested in photography.  During the 1990's he created over 100 6'x12" photographic panels--prints in dyed plastic resin. They were all conceptual self portraits in different make up, wigs, costumes, drag, and often nudes portraying his fluid sexuality.  In mid 1990's signs of mental   ...  Displaying 750 of 2140 characters.

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