Profile

After experiencing its significant economic growth in the postwar years and the subsequent bubble economy, Japan is currently entering the era of dwindling birthrate and an aging population. Born after the war, I am in fact one of those who have lived through these times. Having returned to family life after going through my earlier years as a company employee, I now value having time to look back on my own life by reflecting on and talking with myself. I have now come to seek freedom without many restraints holding me down, as well as feel sympathy with those around me who are also in pursuit of freedom. Believing that those with the desire to be free from invisible restraints will achieve true happiness, I try to visualize it through my photographic works. I have been proactively participating in international photographic competitions and exhibitions, and my works have received recognition in International Photography Awards (IPA), The Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), ph21 gallery, etc. My plan is to continue to take part in international events and interact with others.

Personal Statement

Born in 1947 and living in Tok yo. I am looking for cool and accessible incidents remaining in the glamorous commercialized environment of the modern city. I believe that it gives evidence of my daily life.

This led to my encounter with photography.

Profile

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  • 1947

    Born in Tokyo Japan

  • 2013

    Member of Tokyo Institute of Photography

  • 2014,2015

  • 2016

    Worked as photograper at Art Gallery (Already retired 2017)


    Member of SAMURAI FOTO artist(Already unsubscribed 2018)


    Portfolio review by Deborah Chlochko(Executive Director of Museum of Photographic of Art in San Diego USA)

  • 2017,2018

  • 2019

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  • Publish Works

  • 2013

    "View of landscape. West and east of the city center". The series was published by Amazon Kindle book in Japan.

  • 2015

    "SENTIMENTAL SHANGHAI". The series was published by Amazon Kindle book in Japan.

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  • Exhibitions

  • 2014

    Photo book-release & member-photo exhibition in 2014 (JPCO Gallery 2014)

  • 2015

    The exhibition of Japanese Photo Culture to overseas in 2015 (JPCO Gallery Spring 2015)


    JPCO member photo exhibition & Photo Project in Hong Kong (JPCO Gallery 2015)

  • 2016

    JPCO member photo exhibition & Kyoto Photographie KG+ and TOKYO (JPCO Gallery 2016)


    Einstein Studio at New Japan Photo KG+ 2016(Kyoto)


    Einstein Studio at I Never Read in Bazel 2016


    Einstein Studio at Stockholm Art Book Fair 2016


    Einstein Studio Prints at Fotofever Paris 2016


    Einstein Studio Prints at Art Fair Sapporo 2016


    Einstein Studio Prints at Barcelona International Art Fair 2016

  • 2017

    Portrait without face "Hard worker" ,A juried international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, September 28 ~ October 24, 2017.
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    The shape of things "Wall", A juried international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, Nov. 23 ~Dec. 16, 2017.
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    JPCO member photo exhibition & Kyoto Photographie KG+ and TOKYO (JPCO Gallery 2017) Gallery Cosmos in Tokyo


    Einstein Studio CHI-KA_NEW JAPAN PHOTO EXHIBITION DUBAI 2017


    Einstein Studio PRINTS Vol.2 (KG+ NEW JAPAN PHOTO at Antenna Media 2017


    Einstein Studio PRINTS Vol.3 I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel 06/2017


    Einstein Studio New Japan Photo 4 at NY ART BOOK FAIR, TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR and TAIPEI ART BOOK FAIR 2017


    Einstein Studio New Japan Photo 4 at IMA CONCEPT STORE, TOKYO, Oct. 2017


    SAMURAI FOTO exhibition Yokohama 2017

  • 2018

    Just in Time "Gold" ,A juried international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, Feb. 15~Mar. 10, 2018.
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    Peripheral Visions "Scar" , A juried international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, Mar.22~Apr.14, 2018.
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    Significant Colours "Hesitation" , A juried international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, April 19~ May 12, 2018.
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    Unexpected "Blowing" , A juried international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, May 17 ~June 9, 2018.
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    Punctum "Hole" , A juried international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, October 11 ~November 3, 2018 .
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    SAMURAI FOTO exhibition Yokohama 2018

  • 2019

    Feminine / Masculine "Jiro" ,A curated international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, January 17 ~February 9, 2019.
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    Urban "Critical No.2" ,A curated international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, February 14 ~ March 9, 2019.
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    Motion "Motion No.3" ,A curated international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, March 14 ~ April 6, 2019.
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    Monochrome "Texture No.1" ,A curated international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, June 6 - 29, 2019.
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    Portrait without faces "Someone No.1" ,A curated international photography exhibition at ph21 Gallery Budapest, July 4 -27, 2019.
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  • Awards

  • 2016

    Honorable Mention (Man of Family) at International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016 “an entrance ceremony”
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    Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016 “Looking for myself”
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    The Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 2016 Honorable Mention “classic service”

  • 2017

    Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards (IPA) 2017 “Scream”
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    Monochrome Photography Awards 2017(International Black & White Photography Contest), Honorable Mentions (Professional) ,Conceptual "Orbit"
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  • 2018

    Monochrome Photography Awards 2018 (International Black & White Photography Contest), Honorable Mentions (Professional),Abstract "Wall"
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    Monochrome Photography Awards 2018 (International Black & White Photography Contest), Honorable Mentions (Professional),Street "Blowing"
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    London International Creative Competition 2018 (LICC contest), Honorable Mention (Professional) "Live in a tray”
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  • 2019



  • Parmanent Collection

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Contact

Please Contact us for inquiries and to view the prints.

Yoshitaka Masuda


Tokyo,Japan