Shinya Arimoto — from Ariphoto 2013

Shinya Arimoto was born in 1971 in Osaka. He won the No.35 Taiyo award in 1997 and set up TOTEM POLE PHOTO GALLERY in 2008. Arimoto has been photographing and exhibiting work since 1994. Currently teaching photography at the Tokyo School of Visual Arts, he has supervised and lead the artist-run Totem Pole Photo Gallery since founding it in 2008. Please... 

Hidekazu Maiyama — from Stadt der Engel

Hidekazu Maiyama is a Tokyo-based photographer who was born in 1962. Maiyama graduated from Kyushu Sangyo University in 1980. He makes his living as a commercial photographer photographing for mainstream magazines. The personal work series that this image is taken from was photographed in Berlin, Germany in winter 2011/12. It was inspired by the now... 

Masako Miyazaki — From The Other Side

Masako Miyazaki was born in Tokyo, Japan. She was interested in different cultures since junior high school and became interested in photography as the way of expression while visiting various countries. She studied photography in the US, Canada and Japan since 2001 and has exhibited works in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and Japan. She is currently... 

Yoshihiro Hagiwara — from Kyokan Zanei

Yoshihiro Hagiwara was born in Gunma Prefecture in 1961, and since graduating from the Department of Fine Arts at Nihon University in 1985 has been a professional photographer, spending over 20 years at Mainichi Shimbun, one of Japan’s major newspapers. Pursuing his own personal photography, he won a newcomer’s prize at Photo City Sagamihara... 

Harumichi Saito — From KANDO

Harumichi Saito was born in Tokyo in 1983, and graduated from the Shakujii School for the Deaf in Tokyo in 2004. After being an Honorable Selection by photography critic Kotaro Iizawa in the Canon New Cosmos Photography competition of 2009, he returned to the competition in 2010 and was photographer Masafumi Sanai’s selection for one of four... 

Shintaro Sato – from Risen in the East series

Shintaro Sato was born in 1969 in Tokyo, and graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1992 and Waseda University School of Letters Arts and Sciences in 1995. After working as a staff cameraman for Kyodo News for 7 years, he left there in 2001 and has been a freelance photographer since. In 2008, Sato’s Tokyo Twilight Zone was published... 

Kazuyasu Matsui – from Paradise☆INGA

Kazuyasu Matsui was born in 1973, and graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography. He has been exhibiting his work since 2007, and last year he was selected by photographer Katsumi Omori as one of his five Honorable Mention selectees of the “New Cosmos of Photography” competition sponsored by Canon Camera for his Paradise☆INGA series,... 

Emi Fukuyama — from The Moon, Following Me

Emi Fukuyama was born in Saga Prefecture in 1981, and graduated from Tokyo Visual Arts School in 2006. Since 2008 she ha been a member of Totem Pole Photo Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Fukuyama’s first photobook, The Moon, Following Me, from which the above photo comes, was published in December by Tosei-sha. More work from The Moon, Following... 

Yu Kusanagi — from Snow

Yu Kusanagi was born in Akita Prefecture in 1982, and graduated from the Tohoku University of Art and Design in 2007. He has been exhibiting his photography since 2003, picking up several awards including one from Konica Minolta in 2003. Most recently, in the Fall of 2010 Kusanagi’s Snow series, from which the above photo comes, was an Honorable... 

Nobuto Osakabe — from Holiday Making

Nobuto Osakabe was born in 1984 in Shizuoka Prefecture. In 2003 he entered Tokyo Polytechnic University, graduating in 2007 and winning the university’s Fox Talbot Award in 2006. Since finishing his education Osakabe has been working as a commercial photographer while pursuing his own personal work, with exhibitions at Nikon Salon in 2007 and... 

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