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Akihito Yoshida

posted 2020.December

Akihito Yoshida吉田亮人

BIO

Born in 1980 in Miyazaki Prefecture, Yoshida lives in Kyoto. After working as an elementary school teacher for six years, he turned to freelance photography at the age of 30. His photo books, with their unique compositions and carefully selected materials, have been published at international photo festivals and galleries in France, Germany, China and Singapore, as well as the KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto International Photography Festival. He has received numerous awards. His piece entitled “The Absence of Two, shown in the video, is his signature work, and has received particular acclaim in Japan and abroad.
www.akihito-yoshida.com

1980年宮崎県出身・京都市在住。滋賀大学教育学部障害児教育学科卒。6年間勤めた小学校教員を退職し、30歳でフリーの写真家に転向。独特の構成、吟味された素材でまとめた写真集は国内外で評価される。KYOTOGRAPHIE京都国際写真祭をはじめ、フランス、ドイツ、中国、シンガポールなど国際的な写真祭やギャラリーなどでの個展、写真集の刊行がされている。受賞多数。映像で紹介する『The Absence of Two』は国内外で特に高い評価を得た代表作である。
www.akihito-yoshida.com

CV

In my work, I have followed and assembled a variety of subjects, from overseas manual laborers to close family members. At first glance, when you look at my photographs individually, they all seem disjointed and inconsistent. However, each of my photographs has been inspired by events and serious problems that occurred between myself and the people around me. For me, creating a work of art is a process of confirming my current foothold, and thinking about how to live my life in the future through photography.

Akihito Yoshida, December, 2020.

これまで海外の肉体労働者から、身近な家族まで、様々な被写体を追って作品にまとめてきました。作品を個別に見ていくと一見、すべてバラバラで一貫性がないように見えます。しかし、どの作品も僕と僕を取り巻く身近な人間との間で起こった出来事や、切実な問題がきっかけとなって作ってきました。僕にとって作品を制作するということは、自分自身の現在の立脚点を確認し、これからどのように生きていくかを、写真を通して思考する作業だとも言えます。

吉田亮人 December, 2020.

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Artist : Akihito Yoshida
Director Seiji Komatsu,  Movie&Edit Team Emon, Produced by EMON,Inc.
English Subtitle Miyuki Ishiguro,  Trancelation Luke Ray
Music : Epidemic Sound  “Lightyears In No Time” by Kim Aspen
“Dust In The Sun” by Kim Aspen,“The Autumn” by Sebastian Winskog
Special Thanks : Kyotographie ,Tamon Yahagi , Makoto Ishida