Passion, perfection, precision

Over five decades, documentary and fine art photographer Joe Honda immortalized some of the most dramatic, human and elegiac moments in international motorsport.


Exhibitions

  • ‘Racing Camera Eye’ (1970, Nikon Salon, Ginza, Tokyo)
  • ‘24 Heures du Mans’ (1973, Canon Salon, Ginza, Tokyo)
  • ‘Daytona Beach’ (1975, Fuji Photo Salon, Ginza, Tokyo)
  • ‘Formula One World’ (1977, Pentax Gallery, Nishiazabu, Tokyo)
  • ‘Glory of Porsche’ (1980, Pentax Forum, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
  • ‘Paris-Dakar Rally’ (1984, Fuji Photo Salon, Ginza, Tokyo)
  • ‘Rushing Run’ WPSC Fuji Film Cup '90 (1990, Fuji Photo Salon, Ginza, Tokyo)
  • ‘Battle of Man’ F1 Graded Drivers (1991, Nikon Salon, Ginza, Tokyo)    
  • ‘Monaco Grand Prix: My 25 years’ (1991, Konika Photo Gallery, Tokyo)      
  • ‘F1 Jet Stream’ (1991, Pentax Forum, Tokyo)
  • ‘F1 Story’ (1992, Olympus Gallery, Tokyo)
  • ‘Ayrton Senna, The Hero of F1 Grand Prix’ (1995, Augusta Plaza, Kobe)
  • ‘Joe Honda: 30 Years, a Retrospective’ (1997, Takashimaya, Osaka Sakai City)
  • ‘Ayrton Senna, The Hero of F1 Grand Prix’ (1998, Shinsaibashi Sony Tower, Osaka)
  • ‘Joe Honda Photo Exhibition/Toru Ikuzawa and the Young Tigers’ (2001, Fuji Photo Salon, Ginza, Tokyo)      
  • ‘Racing Driver, Kunimitsu Takahashi’s World’ (2001, Sakurashinmachi Sakura Shrine, Tokyo)
  • ‘Joe Honda Photography Exhibition’ (2001, Mr Craft Gallery, Tokyo)          
  • ‘Joe Honda Photography Exhibition’ (2001, Mr Craft, Tokyo)
  • Joe Honda Photography Exhibition’ (2002, Mr Craft, Tokyo)
  • ‘Ayrton Senna, The Hero of F1 Grand Prix’ (2012, Gallery EM, Nishiazabu, Tokyo)

Photography books

  • ‘Dash for the Laurels‘ (1969, Nobel Syobo)
  • Joe Honda His Works 1967-1983 Sports Car Endurance (1983, BZ Forum Kousakusha)
  • ‘Joe Honda His Works, Focus on F1’s Turbo Engines’ (1986, Gakken)
  • ‘Paris-Dakar, 13,000 kilometers,’ Shinozuka Kenjiro. Photos, Joe Honda (1987, Grand Prix Publisher)
  • 9e Rallye, Paris-Algier-Dakar, Unrivalled ‘King’ of Desert Rallies | Jan 1-22, 1987 13,000 km. (Mitsubishi 4WD Motors)
  • 10e Rallye, Paris-Algier-Dakar, 1988 (Mitsubishi 4WD Motors)
  • Mitsubishi Motor Sports, the Spirit of Competition 88/89 (Mitsubishi Motors 4WD Motors)
  • Joe Honda his works, Mature Turbo Era F1 (sponsored by Hugo Boss, AGF, BMW, Air France)
  • ‘Joe Honda, F1 Wandering Record,’ (1988, Grand Prix Publication)
  • ‘Contenders, The men who battled it out in Formula One’ (1990, Design Room Hiro Inc.)
  • ‘Joe Honda His Works, 101 F1 Drivers’ (1990, Atelier Publishing)
  • ‘Ayrton Senna’ (2004, Sakuhinsha Co. Ltd)
  • Fuji Speedway Story (2006)

Published books & magazines

  • 'Road to Honda's Glory' (1988, Asahi Shimbun)
  • 'F1 Graded Drivers' (1998, Grand Prix Publication)
  • 'Soul: Japanese F1 Drivers' (1990)
  • The Heroes of the F1 Circus (1990, Grand Prix Publication)
  • Ferrari, the Red Empire (1996, KK Bestseller Publisher)
  • 'I want to kill Honda Soichiro,' said his widow (1995, KK Bestsellers)
  • Daytona Beach (Asahi Camera, August 1978)
  • 24 Hours Le Mans (Nippon Camera, Sept. 1986)
  • An interview with Joe Honda + Racer’s Eyes (Camera Mainichi, 1978)
  • F1 Grand Prix (Nippon Camera, November 1987)
  • Bol d’Or 24 Hours (Camera Mainichi, 1980)
  • Monaco Grand Prix (Nippon Camera, 1991)
  • The winners and losers (Camera Mainichi, 1977) 
  • Sports Car Prototype Race (Nippon Camera, 1992)
  • Interview with Joe Honda + F1 Racers (Asahi Camera Special Issue, 1980)
  • Sportscar Prototype Race (Nippon Camera, April 1990)
  • An interview with Joe Honda | Joe Honda lives among racing cars and cameras, creations of precision high technology (Camera Art, 1985)
  • An interview with Joe Honda - Auto Racing: Reflections on Life (Olympus Vision Age, The International Magazine of Photographic Information, 1985)
  • An interview with Joe Honda | Fast track (Outdoor Photographer, 1987)
  • An interview with Joe Honda (The Olympus Pursuit)
  • F1 Grand Prix (Photo Konica, October 1990)
  • Combat Finder-2 (Potenza, Real Sports)
  • Featured in the article Telephoto Talk (Outdoor Photographer, 1987)
  • Formula-1 '75-76 Motor Racing Year, Photos by Joe Honda (JAF Publishing Co.)
  • Formula-1   '76-77 Motor Racing Year, Photos by Joe Honda (JAF Publishing Co.)