Born 1979 in Hokkaido, Japan. Graduated from the Department of Photography, Faculty of Art, Osaka University of Arts in 2003, and received his doctorate (Art) from the Graduate School of Arts, Tokyo Polytechnic University in 2008. In the same year, he won the Kimura Ihei Award, also known as the “Akutagawa Prize of the photography world.” He has also won the Hokkaido Cultural Encouragement Award, the Higashikawa Awards Special Photographer Award, and the Fuji Photo Salon New Face Award. His published works include “I am” (AKAAKA Art Publishing, 2007), “ataraxia” (Seigensha Art Publishing, 2010), “THE WORLD” (AKAAKA Art Publishing, 2012), “MOTHER” (Hakurosha, 2014), “YASUDA Shota Photo Collection: LIFE IS” (Magazine House, 2020) and “epitaph: The Light Trail of Yururi Island” (Impress Corporation, 2023). His works are in the public collections of the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, the Kawasaki City Museum and the Higashikawa Bunka Gallery. He has been photographing Yururi Island since 2011.
2003 Graduated from Osaka University of Arts
2008 Obtained his Ph.D. in arts from Tokyo Polytechnic University, Graduate School of Arts.
2003 Cord (Mado-sha Publishing Co., Ltd.)
2007 I am (Akaaka Art Publishing Inc.)
2010 ataraxia (Seigensha Art Publishing Inc., collaboration with Ms. Emi Itsuno, poet)
2012 THE WORLD (Akaaka Art Publishing Inc.)
2014 MOTHER (Hakurosya)
2015 1999 (NAGATOMO Co.,LTD. NAGATOMO White Label)
2020 YASUDA Shota Photo Collection: LIFE IS (Magazine House)
2023 epitaph: The Light Trail of Yururi Island (Impress Corporation)
2008 The 33th Kimura Ihei Photography Award
2014 The 66th Hokkaido Cultural Development Incentive Award
2017 The 33th Higashikawa Awards Special Photographer Award
Kawasaki City Museum
Higashikawa Bunka Gallery