Chronology

1945 Born in Tokyo


1976 B.F.A.Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music.Tokyo Photo Workshop


1980 Received the 5th Ihey Kimura Prize-Asahi Newspaper. Lives and works in Tokyo


1992 Received the Annual Prize-Japan Photography Society


1999 Received the 30th Prize of Photo section Kodansha publishing

Publications

1980 "FLASH UP" Byakuya-Shobo co.,Ltd


1983 "Photo Cabaret" Byakuya-Shobo co.,Ltd


1988 "Great Asia" IPC


1991 "'80s FAMILY-Street Photo Random in Japan" Takarajimasha,Inc


1995 "Trans Asia" Ohta Publishing Company


1998 "Japan" Shinchosha,Inc


2000 "Quest For Eros-The Naked Activities of Oriental Venus" Shinchosha,Inc

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1979 "Street Photo Random Tokyo 1975-79" Nikon Salon,Tokyo/Osaka


1983 "Photo Cabaret" Shibuya Doi Photo Plaza,Tokyo


1986 "Street Photo Random Tokyo 2" Nikon Salon,Tokyo


1990 "Great Asia" Shinjuku Minolta Photo Space,Tokyo


1993 "Quest for Eros Ⅰ" Gallery Mole,Tokyo


1995 "Trans Asia" CASA,Nikon Salon,Tokyo/Visual Arts School,Osaka(Slideproje.&Talk live)

1995 "Tokyo:Theatrical Megalopolis" O.K.Harris Gallery,New York,USA


1996 "Trans Market-Tokyo Kanda Vegetable and Fruit Market" Nikon Salon Tokyo/Osaka


1999 "Japan '70s-'90s" Kodak Photo Salon,Tokyo


2008 "The city scope invisible-Action 21c,around MEX" Shinjuku Epsite,Tokyo


2009 "The city scope invisible-Action 21c,around MEX" kyobasi,Tokyo Gallery PUNCTUM GraphiX

Selected Group Exhibitions

1978 "Fotokina78" Koln,Germany


1979 "Japanese Contemporary Photography and its origin" Amsterdam(Touring in Europe)-Bologna(ITALY)


1981 "Snap Shot" Konica Gallery,Nihonbashi, Tokyo


1986 "The Flood of Light" The Photographers Gallery, London


1990 "New Document'90-Contenpolary 10 Photographers " The Museum of Modem Art Toyama Prefecture


1991 "Beyond Japan" Barbican Art Gallery, London


1992 "Expozitia Gravuri Japoneze Contemporane Si Fotografii-Din Yokohama de Azi" Yokohama Citizens' Gallery


1996 "20 Years of Ihei Kimura Prize" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Touring in Japan

1996 "New Japanese Photography in 1990's-The Resonance of Unconsciousness" Yokohama Citizens'Gallery


1998 "ASIA CITY" The Photographers'Gallery, London

1998 "Car Culture" Kiyosato Photo Art Museum,Yamanasi prefecture


2009 "The Darkside of ‥‥" Winterthur Photo Museum, Zewrich


2010 "The ONNA-the women after the World War Ⅱ" Produced by Japan Photography Society

2013 "Urban Landscape I - AKB 80s End"

Books from Seiji KURATA

Recommended AKB 80's

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Rare Flash Up

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