鷲尾和彦

KAZUHIKO WASHIO

BIO:

  • Born in Hyogo, Japan.
  • Washio studied social science at Waseda university, After graduation, Washio have begun a self-taught photographic career.
    Through long-term projects, Washio have continued to photograph the relationship between people and places. Especially both “cities” and “coastlines (oceans)” are key themes that Washio focusing on as a lifelong commitment. In the age of globalization, They can connect people , but also can isolate them at the same time and create boundaries.
    As one of projects, “To the Sea” a collection of photographs taken along the coastline of Japan over 20 years, including the disaster situation after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011), was published as a photo book in 2014 , with a foreword by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, a Nobel laureates in Literature. Works from this project has also been selected as one of the programs of the “Cultural Cities of East Asia” by ministers of culture from Japan, China, and Republic of Korea.
    Most recently, Washio have published a photo book “Station” in 2020, portraits of refugees and migrants flooding into European cities. This project was exhibited at UK, Germany, Austria and Japan.

EXHIBITIONS (solo / selected) :

EXHIBITIONS (group / selected) :

PUBLIC COLLECTION:

KIYOSATO PHOTO ART MUSEUM, Japan.

AWARD & RECOGNITION:

  • 2021.  Leica Oskar Barnack Award Nominee
  • 2021.  DFA 2021 Finalist
  • 2006.  Photo Documentary Nippon 2006
  • 2003.  TPCC Award (Tokyo Photographic Culture Center)
  • 2002.  Young Portfolio Award (Kiyosato Photo Art Musium)

PUBLICATIONS (sole author):

  • 2020.  “Station” (Seki Shobo)
  • 2017.  “Ars Electronica and the City of Linz” (Gakugei shuppan Sha)
  • 2016.  “The Fishery” (Self publishing)
  • 2014.  “To the Sea” (AKAAKA art publishing)
  • 2012.  “On the Horizon” (Self Publishing)
  • 2009.  “Hotel Fareast” (AKAAKA art publishing)

PUBLICATIONS (co-author):

  • 2020.  “Tokyo Curiosity 2020 Shibuya” (Tokyo Curiosity 2020 Shibuya Executive Committee)
  • 2011.  “Haru wo Urandarihashinai” (Chuo Koron Shinsha)
  • 2011.  “Tokyo 24h” (Nikkei BP publishing)
  • 2006.  “Photo Documentary Nippon 2004-2006 ” (Guardian Garden)

LECTURES (selected) :

  • 2019.07.  “How can we foster the creativity of Cities” (Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Republic of China)
  • 2018.09.  “Cultural City where foster the future” (Saga University, Saga)
  • 2016.10.  “Art and urban regeneration” (Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Tokyo)
  • 2016.09.   “transit, refugees” (Ochanomizu University, Tokyo)
  • 2012.08.  “Images and words” (Nippon Photography Institute, Tokyo)
  • 2012.03.  “Photography and Words after Disaster” with Mariko Takeuchi (critic)(Nikon Salon, Tokyo)
  • 2011.09.  “Photography and Words after Disaster” with Natsuki Ikezawa (Junkudo seminar room, Tokyo)
  • 2011.05.  “Photography and Words after Disaster” (Gallery Tantotempo, Hyogo)
  • 2011.04.  “Photography about Tokyo 2011” (On Sundays, Tokyo)
  • 2010.08.  “Mover or Stayer: a new documentary” (Nippon Photography Institute, Tokyo)
  • 2010.02.  “Photography and words for our new adventure” (Gallery AKAAKA, Tokyo)
  • 2010.01.  “Photography and words for our new adventure” (ABC seminar room, Tokyo)

FILM (as a creative director, producer / selected) :

  • 2012.  “Wasabida” (Directed by Naomi Kawase)
  • 2012.  “Katsura, Sanshi : How to keep walking ” (Directed by Miwa Nishikawa)
  • 2011.  “ A cloudy day, a lucky day” (Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita)
  • 2000.  “Live, Love, Drive” (Directed by Vincent Gallo)
  • 1998.  “The Stone” (Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Directed by Kazuhiko Washio)