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KENSAKU SEKI

 

Born 1983 in Chiba Prefecture, He graduated in Health and Sports Science from Juntendo University.  From 2007 he served for three years as a lower secondary school physical education instructor in Bhutan before becoming a freelance photographer in 2011. He started the photographer's activities in 2011. He is a photographer who produces documentary works. His latest works are the works of young people in Bhutan fascinated by HIPHOP "OF HOPE AND FEAR" and "GOKAB". Currently he is working on an athlete-themed work.

【Award】
2019  KYOTO GRAPHIE Kyoto International Photo Festival 2019 Portfolio Review FUJIFILM AWARD grand prix

2019  Head On photo festival Head On Portrait Prize 2019 semi-finalist

2018  Nikon Salon Photography Year Award · 20th Miki Jun Award Final nominated

2018  Photobook Week Aarhus PWA Dummy Award 2018 Top3
2018  Singapore International Photography Festival 2018 Photobook Open Call Finalist

2018  KYOTO GRAPHIE Kyoto International Photo Festival 2018 Portfolio Review FUJIFILM AWARD special prize

2017 The 13th Yonosuke Natori Photography Award. grand prix

2017 APA"Japan Advaertising Photographers' Association"Award 2017 grand prix

【Photobook】

2:16.22 (private edition)2020
OF HOPE AND FEAR  (private edition)2018

 

【Exhibition】​

2020.7.11-7.26 「2:16.22」@Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery

2020.7.4-9.20 「GOKAB」@Le festival des Promenades photographiques, Vendôme, France

2019.11.29-12.12「2:16.22 —the other side of the record」TOKYO GRAPHIE2019 @FUJIFILM SQUARE Tokyo

2019.5.7-5.26「OF HOPE AND FEAR」@head on photo festival, Wedge Gallery in Sydney
2018.10.26-11.8 「GOKAB -Bhutanese HIPHOP-」TOKYO GRAPHIE Opening exhibition @FUJIFILM SQUARE Tokyo

2018.4.26-5.2 「OF HOPE AND FEAR」 @Nikon salon Osaka

2018.3.28-4.3 「OF HOPE AND FEAR」 @Nikon salon Ginza
2018.3.7-3.11 Yonosuke Natori Photo Award exhibition 「Limited future」@Fukushima civic gallery

2018.2.16-2.22 Yonosuke Natori Photo Award exhibition 「Limited future」@FUJIFILM photo salon Osaka

2018.1.26-2.1  Yonosuke Natori Photo Award exhibition 「Limited future」@FUJIFILM SQUARE Tokyo

2016.9.27-10.7 「A Time for Festival, A Time for Prayers」@Konicaminolta Plaza

2016.5.28 「Little Bhutan Days 」@Soup Stock Tokyo 

2016.4.15-5.12 「Small eyes of Bhutan」@Earth plaza

2015.5 「Learning House in Burma」@Gallery Kan

2013-2014 「Smile from Bhutan」@All mont-bell salon in Japan

2011.11 「Look at now, live present time, Bhutan」@JICA earth plaza

2010.4 「Smile of Bhutan」@Yokoshibahikari Library Gallery

【Group Exhibition】​
2019.2.1-3.3 #005 PHOTO Playground@
Ginza Sony Park

2019.1.5-1.16 Tamami Iinuma, Kensaku Seki, Yuka Yanazume Photo exhibition「Sanyou no Hikari」@AiDEM Photo Gallery Sirius
2017.10.1-15  RPS PHOTOBOOK AS OBJECT EXHIBTION @ REMINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY STRONGHOLD gallery

2017.3.4-19 APA Award2017 exhibition 「92-old-man in Bhutan」@Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
2016.5-7 Bhutan Exhibition Japan-Bhutan Diplomatic Relations 30th Anniversary Project @The Ueno Royal Museum

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