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Haro taking a Facebook photo
Oakland CA 2015
Haro with his drawing, "White Tigers"
U.C. Berkeley Exhibit Reception
San Francisco CA 1981
Haro Kagemoto has been a photographer and printmaker for the past fifty years. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions and is included in many public and private collections throughout the United States.
Haro grew up in Hawaii, spending his childhood in Kalihi Valley and in Waipahu. He learned black-and-white photography and darkroom techniques from Robert Bow while a student at Waipahu High School. After graduation, he moved to Manoa Valley and worked for Technicolor Inc. in their Kodachrome processing department. He earned a proficiency certificate from the School of Modern Photography, New Jersey, in 1972. He also enjoyed playing in several local Top 40 cover bands, including the Lovin' Sounds, Mirage and Motion.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Haro worked in a variety of jobs including commercial black & white and color film processing, darkroom custom mural printing, freelance photographer, taxi driver, club musician and commercial carpenter. In 1977, Haro received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking with a minor in Photography from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He studied lithography with Ron Kraver and intaglio etching with Edward Stasack. During the summers, he taught printmaking workshops on Lanai and Oahu.
After graduation, Haro moved to Upstate New York and taught printmaking at Communications Village in Kingston. He also supervised the summer stock set building carpenters at The Woodstock Playhouse. In 1979, Haro received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking with a minor in Photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He studied intaglio etching with Benjamin Wigfall and photography with John Seaholm.
Haro lives in the San Francisco - Oakland area with his wife (artist Pat Jow), daughter and cats. He has taught printmaking and drawing at San Francisco State University and at the University of California Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. Haro has worked for San Francisco State University since 1987. He has held certifications as a California Department of Health Lead Professional Project Manager and is a registered Notary Public.
Haro is a member of the American Film Institute (AFI), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Institute of Supply Management (ISM Life Member), American Mensa (Mensa Life Member) and International Mensa. He is included in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the West and the Cambridge Who's Who.
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