Kensaku Seki

Born in 1983 in Chiba. Based in Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan.​Seki has been involved in athletics since he was a child, graduated from Juntendo University's Faculty of Sport and Health Science, and then worked as a physical education teacher in Bhutan for three years.After returning to Japan from Bhutan, Seki started his career as a photographer and is working on the shooting and production of documentary projects.He holds exhibitions in Japan, France, Australia, etc. and is active both at home and abroad.

 

 

Exhibition

2020.「2:16.22」Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery (Tokyo)

2020.「GOKAB」Le festival des Promenades photographiques (Vendôme)

2019.「2:16.22 —the other side of the record」TOKYO GRAPHIE FUJIFILM SQUARE (Tokyo)

2019.「OF HOPE AND FEAR」Wedge Gallery (Sydney)

2019.「GOKAB」#005 PHOTO Playground Ginza Sony Park (Tokyo)

2019.「Rap Sattva​」AiDEM Photo Gallery Sirius (Tokyo)

2018.「GOKAB -Bhutanese HIPHOP-」TOKYO GRAPHIE FUJIFILM SQUARE (Tokyo)

2018. 「OF HOPE AND FEAR」Photobook Week Aarhus (Denmark)

2018.「OF HOPE AND FEAR」 Nikon salon (Tokyo/Osaka)

2018.「Limited future」FUJIFILM SQUARE (Tokyo/Osaka)

2017. 「OF HOPE AND FEAR」RPS PHOTOBOOK AS OBJECT EXHIBTION RPS gallery (Tokyo)

2017.「92-old-man」APA Award exhibition Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Tokyo)

2016.「A Time for Festival, A Time for Prayers」Konicaminolta Plaza (Tokyo)

2016.「Bhutan」Bhutan Exhibition Japan-Bhutan 30th Anniversary Project The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo)

2016.「Little Bhutan Days 」Soup Stock Tokyo (Tokyo)

2016.「Small eyes of Bhutan」Earth plaza (Kanagawa)

Photobook / Book

2020. 「2:16.22」(Self published / handmade)

​2018. 「OF HOPE AND FEAR」(Self published / handmade)

2018. 「Limited future」(Japan professional Photographers society)

2016. 「A Time for Festival, A Time for Prayers」(Self published)

2013. 「Smile of Bhutan -3 years with Bhutanese children」(Komichi Shobo)

Award

2020. Luma Renconters Arles Dummy Book Award shortlisted

2019. KYOTO GRAPHIE FUJIFILM AWARD grand prix

2019. Head On photo festival Portrait Prize semi-finalist

2018. Miki Jun Award Final nominated

2018. Photobook Week Aarhus PWA Dummy Award Final nominated Top3

2018. Singapore International Photography Festival Photobook Award shortlisted 

2018. KYOTO GRAPHIE FUJIFILM AWARD special prize

2017. The 13th Yonosuke Natori Photography Award grand prix

2017. APA Japan Advaertising Photographers Association Award grand prix

 

Publication 

2020 (Germany)

hot hot hot! (France)

IMA (Japan)

BRUTUS (Japan)

European Photography (Germany)

Asahi Camera(Japan)

Nihon Camera (Japan)

Kagaku (Japan)

CAPA (Japan)

COMMERCIAL PHOTO(Japan)

Journalism (Japan)

PEAKS (Japan)

mundi (Japan)

Photocon life (Japan)

Premier (Japan)

 

 

Clients

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / WWF Japan / JICA / Recruit / International Development Journal / Ei Publishing / Kodansha / The Asahi Shimbun / Iwanami Shoten Publishers / Hakuhodo / Genkosha / Nippon Camera / Futabasha / Mikasa Shobo / Eiji Publishing / JA Agricultural Cooperative / Teikoku Shoin / Jikkyo Publishing / Diamond / Dandansha / Seiunsha / Dou Publishing / Gyosei / NHK / NTV / Fuji TV / Toei / Menkoi TV / Kansai TV / Chiba TV / Yorii-town / Yokoshibahikari-town / Samurai/ Shinnihonjusetsu / Oteranomirai / Athlete Society / Hito Communications / Japan Limousine Service / JR East / DNDi Japan / Hitoshizuku / live-on / Elite/ GNH Travel & Service, etc.

 

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