Yuji Hamada (b.1979)
Photography

Gallery : PGI (Tokyo/Japan) , GELLERIE f5.6 (Munich/Germany)

Yuji Hamada was born in Osaka in 1979. He began working at a publisher upon graduation from Nihon University College of Artfs Department of Photography in 2003. He has worked as a freelance photographer since 2006. Hamadafs work questions the nature of ethe seenf and ethe unseen.f
Major exhibitions of his photographs include ePulsar+Primal Mountainf (2013) and eC/M/Yf (2015) at PGI in Tokyo as well as ephotographf and ePrimal Mountainf at Munichfs GALLERIE f 5.6 (2016).
His work has also been shown at the gImagesh photo festival in Vevey, Switzerland (2014), the Aix-en-Provence Photo Festival in France and New Yorkfs Conde Nast Gallery (2015), along with many other venues.
His debut monograph ephotographf was nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture First Photobook Award 2014.
He is currently based in Tokyo but continues to show his work across the globe.
In 2015 he published his experimental printing project eC/M/Yf and eBRANCH,f a collection created in Switzerland.


Photobooks

2015 "BRANCH" (lemon books/Japan)

2015 "C/M/Y" (Fw:photography/Netherland)

2014 "photograph" (lemon books/Japan)

 

Exhibition books and ZINEs

2017 "Broken Chord" (PGI/Japan)

2016 "36 lights" #01 (self/Japan)

2012 "Primal Mountain" (Dummy book/Netherland) in FOAM magazine DUMMY Issue

 

Solo Exhibition

2017 "Broken Chord" (PGI/Tookyo/Japan)

2016 "WIR" (BWA/Wroclaw/Poland)

2016 "photograph" "Primal Mountain" (GALLERIE f5.6/Munich/Germany)

2016 "36 lights" (ROCKET/Tokyo/Japan)

2015 "C/M/Y" (PGl/Tokyo/Japan)

2014 "C/M/Y" (limart POST/Tokyo/Japan)

2014 "photograph" (limart POST/Tokyo/Japan)

2013 Pulsar+Primal Mountain (PGI/Tokyo/Japan)

2005 unknown (digmeout Gallery/Osaka/Japan)

 

Selected Group Exhibition/Group Exhibition

2016 "untitled" with Nerhol (SEZON ART GALLERY/Tokyo/Japan)

2016 "photograph" The Sun Placed in the Abyss (COLUMBUS MUSEUM/Ohio/US)

2015 "photograph" "BRANCH" at "KISEKI" (Takashimaya Gallery/Tokyo/Japan)

2015 "BRANCH" from Crossing View (Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny/Sion/Swiss)

2015 "BRANCH" (limart POST/Tokyo/Japan)

2015 "Primal Mountain" at Aix an province Photo Festival (Aix/France)

2015 'Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto (SPBH and Aperture/NY/US)

2015 "photograph" at Four From Japan (Conde Nast Gallery/NY/US)

2014 "Primal Mountain" installation (Festival Images/Vevey/Swiss)

2014 "Primal Mountain" in Anima on photography, Japan (Unseen Photo Festival/Netherland)

2014 "C/M/Y" (IMA concept store/Tokyo)

2013 TOKYO 2020 (Paris and Tokyo)

2013 Slide Show japanese photographers(Unseen photo festival/Amsterdam/Nertherland)

2013 "Primal Mountain" in group show"Geografica" (FOTOTROPIA/Guatemala)

2013 The Magenta Foundation,Flash Forward Festival 2013 Emerging Photographer

2012 Dummy Photobook Award(Unseen photo festival/Amsterdam/Netherland)

2012 PREMIO COMBAT 2012(Museo Civio G.Fattori ex Granai di villa Mimbelli/Livorno/Italy)

2012 "DEAR"#1_Vision MAP(q17 studios/Madrid/Spain)

2012 The Magenta Foundation,Flash Forward Festival 2011 Emerging Photographers (Fairmont Battery Wharfn/Boston/US)

2012 SNAP!2012 exhibition and live auction (Canadafs National Ballet School/Toronto/Canada)

2011 The Magenta Foundation,Flash Forward Festival 2011 Emerging Photographers (Airship 37 in the Distillery District/Tront/Canada)Nov,9th

2005 Flow (Art Beat Kyoto Festival/Kyoto/Japan)

2004 Flow#4Directions (Gallery PUNCTUM/Tokyo/Japan)

2003 Blink (MIO Photo Award Exbition/Osaka/Japan)

 

Award

2014 Aperture/Paris Photo First Photobook award "photograph" (US/FR)

2013 Winner UK,The Magenta Foundation,Flash Forward 2013 Emerging Photographer (CANADA/UK/US)

2011 Winner UK, The Magenta Foundation,Flash Forward 2011 Emerging Photographer (CANADA/UK/US)

2011 Finalist,TOKYO FRONTLINE Contemporary Photography Award (Tokyo/Japan)

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