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Photographer Michio Hoshino, who died 12 years ago, is profiled in the documentary “Hoshino Michio Inochi e no Manazashi” (“A Look at the Life of Michio Hoshino”) (NHK-E, Tues., 10:25 p.m.)

Hoshino made his living with one subject: the natural beauty and people of Alaska, where he lived for much of his life. His nature photography remains extremely popular both in the United States and Japan. The documentary attempts to explain the man through the recollections of his widow, Naoko — who still lives in their home in Fairbanks — and others, rather than through his work. In the process, a portrait of the artist as a member of his community comes into focus.

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