about

Keiji Fujimoto

Born in 1983. Keiji is a photographer, currently based in Tokyo.

He has created several projects focusing on the people living in the shadow of society.

Currently he focuses on Arakawa, a river flowing around Tokyo metropolitan area, and those men who have riverside sex during the night time. 


Awards

2019- 1st place (single image category), Pride Photo Award

2019 - Higashikawa Town of Photography Scholarship

2019 - selected, KYOTOGRAPHIE KG+SELECT

2019 - nominated, Joop Swart Master Class, World Press Photo

2017 - shortlisted, Photolux Photobook Award

2017 - shortlisted, Kassel Dummy Book Award

2017 - shortlisted, FUAM Dummy Book Award

2016 - silver award, Tokyo International Foto Award

2015 - selected, Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award

2014 - grand prize, Ueno Hikoma Award

2013 - 2nd place, Gordon Parks International Photo Award

2013 - shortlisted, Ueno Hikoma Award

2012 - 1st place, Gordon Parks International Photo Award

2012 - photo art society of Japan - encouragement prize, Ueno Hikoma Award


Solo Exhibitions

2019 - “Forget-me-not” ex-Junpu elementary school building (Kyoto, Japan)

2019 - “Forget-me-not, drawings” cafe nook (Tokyo, Japan)

2017 - “Forget-me-not” Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan)

2016 - “Forget-me-not” Community Center Akta (Tokyo, Japan)

2013 - “Living in a Cave” Maruike House (Tokyo, Japan)


Group Exhibitions

2020 - “Missing Half” Kichijoji Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2019 - "Forget-me-not" De Hallen (Amsterdam, Netherland)

2018 - “Kikukoto” Gallery OGUMAG, exhibition with Saori Ninomiya (Tokyo, Japan)

2017 - "Forget-me-not" Kiyosato Photo Art Museum (Yamanashi, Japan)

2017 - “Forget-me-not” Emon Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2016 - “Forget-me-not” Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan)

2015 - “Forget-me-not” SanFrancisco Camera Work Gallery (California, U.S.)

2015 - “Missing Half” Midori no I-Plaza (Tokyo, Japan)

2014 - “Missing Half” Ueno Hikoma Award Exhibition - held in 6 venues including Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo, Japan) 

2013 - “Missing Half” Gordon Parks Center (Kansas, U.S.)

2013- “Abandoned Region” Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan)

2012- “Abandoned Region” Gordon Parks Center (Kansas, U.S.)

2012- “Living in a Cave” Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan)


Permanent Collection

Kiyosato Photo Art Museum


Education

BA in the University of Montana, school of journalism


Media Appearances

2020 - News Oped

2018 - NHK BS “Millennials’ Files” 

2018 - Yahoo! News Japan “on the other side of 30s”

2016 - C-Studio “Senju de Cross”

2016 - Monthly CAPA “Message from Documentary Photographer”

2015 - Nairobi ECN Radio

2014 - Mainichi Newspaper “Hito”

2014 - Web Neo Interview


Talk Events

2019 - Kyoto University, Gender Sexuality Researching Session (Kyoto, Japan)

2019 - Fenics Salon, The River (Tokyo, Japan)

2018 - CASE Shinjuku Talk Session (Tokyo, Japan)

2018 - Arakawa Africa (Tokyo, Japan)

2017 - Keiji Fujimoto Photobook Publication Memorial Talk (Tokyo, Japan)

2016 - East African LGBT Photo Exhibition and Talk Session at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)


Clients

Bunka Taboo (Japan), Kyodo News (Japan), Lens Culture, Le Toit (Japan), Mainichi Newspaper (Japan), Monthly CAPA (Japan), neoneo (Japan), News Front (Nepal), Photocon Life (Japan), Republica (Nepal), The PAGE (Japan), Weekly Kinyobi (Japan), Weekly Bunshun (Japan), Weekly Asahi Geinou (Japan), Weekly Dokushojin (Japan), Yahoo! News (Japan) etc


Links

PAGE AFTER PAGE, YOU WILL FIND ME EVERYWHERE IN THIS BOOK (Reminders Photography Stronghold)

Millennials File :Gay photographer Keiji Fujimoto (NHK ON DEMAND)

KYOTOGRAPHIE SATELITE EVENT: KG+SELECT "KEIJI FUJIMOTO"

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