20/05 | 16:30 | Black Box | FR
This conference will be translated from japanese to french!
Born in Tokyo in 1965, graduated from Waseda University School of Law. Began photography at the age of 43. After 25 years in sales at Fujitsu Limited, began his career as an independent photographer. An avid street photographer, he has also begun taking portraits in Tokyo and snapshots in his own neighborhood. He is a founder of VoidTokyo, a street photography collective. In 2016, he won the grand prize at the Steidl Book Award Japan, a dummy book award, and his photo book Friction / Tokyo Street was published by Steidl in Germany in June 2020.
Since 2019, he has published his personal zine, TOKYO STREET, up to Vol. 5.
He is also a founder and member of VoidTokyo, a street photography collective that regularly publishes zines and exhibits and presents photographs.
|2008||Started photography at the age of 43 while holding an office job|
|2009||2nd Prize at the Kanagawa Prefectural Exhibition|
|2013||Grand prize in the PhotoVogue category at the Lucca Photolux Festival. (Lucca, Italy)|
|2014||Resigned from company to become an independent photographer|
|2015, 2016, 2017||Three-time consecutive finalist at the LensCulture Street Photography Awards|
|2016||Grand prize at Steidl Book Award Japan|
|2017||Grand prize, Street category, The Fence (USA)|
Winner: Portrait | The Independent Photographer
Solo Exhibition | Fujifilm Gallery (Tokyo)
|2018||Head judge for Trieste Photo Days, a photography festival in Trieste, Italy|
|2019||Exhibited at Rokkosan International Photography Festival (Hyogo)|
|2020||Photo book Friction / Tokyo Street published by Steidl|
Hosted online talk show at Tsutaya Books Ginza
|2021||Solo exhibition | Gallery Room305 (Osaka)|
|2022||Solo exhibition | Red Photo Gallery (Tokyo)|
Head judge for the Black-and-white category at The Independent Photographer
Organized a pop-up event featuring zines, photo books, and framed works at Tsutaya Books Ginza
Date: May 220, 2023
Start time: 16:30 CET
End time: 17:30 CET
Venue: Rotondes – Black Box