Born in Tokyo in 1966. Graduated from Department of Law, Keio University. He is a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society and the Photographic Society of Japan. His major solo exhibitions so far include “Ten Disciples” at Zen Foto Gallery, 2016 and gallery 176, 2017, as well as “Thirteen Orphans” at Zen Foto Gallery, 2012 and Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 2013. His main publications include Thirteen Orphans (New Edition by Case Publishing & Zen Foto Gallery, 2017), Ten Disciples (Zen Foto Gallery, 2016), Thirteen Orphans (Zen Foto Gallery, 2012), and Bulgarian Rose (Private edition, 2011). Yamagata participated in the group exhibition “Pale Red Dot” at Athens Photo Festival in 2018. His works are included in the collections of University of New Mexico Art Museum, USA and Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai.

Chronology

1966 - Born in Tokyo, Japan
1988 - Graduated in Law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
1988 - Worked in the Energy Industry.
2004 - Left employment for overseas travel.
2007 - Freelance photographer since 2007
2013 - Photolucida Critical mass TOP 50

Publications

2018 - Photography Book, Surveillance, published by ZEN FOTO GALLERY, CASE Publishing
2017 - Photography Book, THIRTEEN ORPHANS, published by ZEN FOTO GALLERY, CASE Publishing
2016 - Photography Book, TEN DISCIPLES 2016, published by ZEN FOTO GALLERY
2015 - Photography Book, TEN DISCIPLES 2015, published by ZEN FOTO GALLERY
2012 - Photography Book, THIRTEEN ORPHANS, published by ZEN FOTO GALLERY
2011 - ZHIJP. It is JAPAN 03, published by Liaoning Education Press
2011 - Photography Book, Bulgarian Rose, Private published
2007 ~ Perspective of the World, NEW ENERGY magazine

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Surveillance, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Tokyo)
2017 TEN DISCIPLES, gallery 176 (Osaka)
2016 TEN DISCIPLES, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Tokyo)
2014 Dried-up Paris and Amsterdam, ALBA GALLERY (Beijing, China)
2013 THIRTEEN ORPHANS, Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Colorado, USA)
2012 Double-dealing, ALBA GALLERY (Beijing, China)
2012 THIRTEEN ORPHANS, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Tokyo, Japan)
2011 THIRTEEN ORPHANS, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Beijing, China)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 - Athens Photo Festival “Pale Red Dot”(Athens)
2017 - IN PRINT, OUT OF PRINT, Nara Photographic Museum (Nara)
2017 - FOCUS Photography Festival 2017 (Mumbai)
2016 - Stories from the Camera, University of New MexicoMuseum(New Mexico)
2016 - Fotofever photo fair 2016 (Paris)
2015 - FOCUS Photography Festival 2015 (Mumbai)
2014 - How one thing leads to another, Houston Center for Photography (Texas, USA)
2014 - Critical Mass TOP 50 exhibition, Corden|Potts Gallery (San Francisco, USA)
2013 - Pure 2013, Gallery TANTO TEMPO (Kobe, Japan)
2012 - Japan Professional Photographers Society, Sirius, Fuji Photo Salon (Tokyo and Osaka,Japan)
2011 - Vingt–cinq, Gallery Le Deco (Tokyo, Japan)

Awards

2015 - Winner, EMERGING ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT
2015 - Shortlisted, HARIBAN Award (Japan)
2014 - Winner, LensCulture Portrait Awards (USA)
2013 - Photolucida Critical Mass TOP 50 (USA)

Books from Tsutomu YAMAGATA