Born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1980. Lives in Kyoto City. After graduating from the Faculty of Education at Shiga University, worked as a Japanese language teacher in Thailand for one year. After returning to Japan, worked as an elementary school teacher for six years.
Began working as a photographer in 2010. While working mainly for advertisements and magazines, his work on the themes of "Worker" and "Life and Death" has been highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad. His photo book include "Brick Yard" and "Tannery" (both self published), and THE ABSENCE OF TWO (Seigensha and Editions Xavier Barral). In 2021, his book "Shani Muni Shashinka" (Aki Shobo), which describes his activities as a photographer for 10 years, was published. He has received many awards, including the Nikkei National Geographic Photography Award 2015, Grand Prize in the People category and etc...
AWARD

2016
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO PRIZE 2015
People category First Prize
EMON PHOTO AWARD special prize

KYOTO GRAPHIE PLUS BEST4 EXHIBITION

2014
Konica Minolta Photo Premio Prize

2013
Kyoto Photograph bien’nāre

Ueno Hikoma Awards, Japan Photography Art Encouraged Prize, Mainichi Newspaper, Japan
2012
Ueno Hikoma Awards, Japan Photography Art Encouraged Prize, Mainichi Newspaper, Japan

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