The quiet, powerful landscape photography comprising Toshiya Murakoshi’s series “A Gradual Thaw” were taken in his home prefecture of Fukushima between the years 2011 and 2015. With the project, Murakoshi looks for traces of his own memories.
“If to photograph one’s hometown means ridding yourself of the ideas and objects acquired at birth and chasing after whatever is left at the very end, then to photograph different regions is an attempt to find and acquire new things, ideas and interest and try and see how far this process can lead.”
Toshiya Murakoshi was born in Sukagawa in Fukushima Prefecture in 1980. In 2003, Murakoshi graduated from Nippon Photography Institute. In 2009, Murakoshi established the TAP gallery in Kiyosumishirakawa (Tokyo). Murakoshi is the recipient of the 2011 Japan Photography Association Newcomer Award and the 2015 Sagamihara Photograph New Face Incentive Award. His artistic works form part of the collections of the National Museum in Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.