Born in Korea, Seung-Woo Yang first came to Japan in 1996. After graduating from Nippon Photography Institute and the photography department of Tokyo Polytechnic University, he completed his graduate research in Media Art at Tokyo Polytechnic University and continued his career in Japan. In 2016, his publication “Shinjuku Lost Child” with Zen Foto Gallery, a monochrome street photography series which focused on the people at Kabukicho, Shinjuku received the 36th Domon Ken Award. He also released “End of the Line - Kotobukicho” with Zen Foto Gallery in 2017 and had his solo exhibition in inbetween gallery, Paris, expanding his activities internationally. His other publications so far include “You’re there and I’m here” (Shinpusha, 2006), “You’re there and I’m here 2” (Zen Foto Gallery, 2011), and “The Best Days” (Zen Foto Gallery, 2012).

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2005 “You’re there and I’m here” JCII Camera Museum, Tokyo
2006 “Darumasan ga koronda(Red light, Green light)” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo
2011 “Onozukara Ni Yoru” third district gallery, Tokyo
2012 “You’re there and I’m here 2” Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo       
2012 “The Best Days” Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo
2013 “We’re shit but champions” Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo 
2016 “Shinjuku Lost Child”, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo
2017 “Shinjuku Lost Child”, in)(between gallery, Paris 
2019 “ We’re shit but champions” Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 “Asphalt three Artists Exhibition“ Zen Foto Gallery, Beijing  
2012 TOKYO PHOTO 2012                
2012 nofound photo fair
2013 “Exposition Photo in)(between. Record vol.1” in)(between gallery, Paris
2014 “Sakura” in)(between gallery, Paris
2017 “Doyagai” “Doyagai -continud-” Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo


Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan

Books from YANG Seung-Woo

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YANG Seung-Woo


Sha Shin Magazine Vol. 2: Mosaic

Mari KATAYAMA, Sohei NISHINO, Ayano SUDO, Sakiko NOMURA, YANG Seung-Woo, Leslie KEE, Miyako ISHIUCHI, Seiichi FURUYA, Various Artists