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International Portfolio Review 2018
Supported by FUJIFILM

Portfolio Review

In 2018, we welcome you to the fourth edition of our International Portfolio Review.
Our portfolio review is a place where professionals and photographers meet. Every spring during KYOTOGRAPHIE, leading figures in the field of photography including curators, gallerists, festival directors, publishers gather.
During the third edition of the review KYOTOGRAPHIE welcomed 21 reviewers from 8 countries, and 77 participating photographers from 7 countries gathered to meet for the review. Some of the photographers have received excellent opportunities from the event, in the form of exhibitions in Europe, Korea, and China. The sale of photobooks in France, and winning a world-class photo award.
Reviews are 20 minutes long with a 10-minute break in between. After the internal selection, every effort will be made during the allocation process to meet your preferences. In principle, we plan to allocate you at least one of the preferred reviewers. However, we do not guarantee that you will have reviewers of your preferences due to the limited number of sessions.

CROSSING – Portfolio Review & KG+ Party

Attending the portfolio review grants you access to the “CROSSING – Portfolio Review & KG+ Party”. At this party, people in the various fields will gather including photographers, reviewers, KYOTOGRAPHIE artists, KG+ artists, KYOTOGRAPHIE organizers and so on. Participants will have another opportunity to connect with people in the industry. In addition, we will hold “Portfolio Walk” where you can present your photos to professionals directly.
In 2018, we offer the “FUJIFILM AWARD”. One winner among the finalists, selected by reviewers will receive the prize from FUJIFILM.
Our portfolio review is all-inclusive, open to all ages, nationalities and career level. We look forward to your submission!


FUJIFILM X-Pro2 Graphite Edition + FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR

FUJIFILM AWARD Special Exhibition

Exhibition in FUJIFILM SQUARE, Tokyo
In addition to the camera prize, the winner will be given the opportunity to exhibit his/her works at the gallery space in FUJIFILM SQUARE (Roppongi, Tokyo Midtown) in Fall 2018.
s The expenses for the exhibition (including printing, framing and installation costs) will be fully supported by FUJIFILM.

FUJIFILM AWARD Second Award Prize

X100F (Color: Silver)



Basic Information
Dates 2018.4.14 Sat. – 15 Sun. | 10:00 – 17:30
Fee 3 reviews: ¥25,000 tax incl.
5 reviews: ¥35,000 tax incl.
About 20 min for each session.
Venue ​Hyatt Regency Kyoto
– Portfolio Review & KG+ Party
Dates 2018.4.15 Sun. 18:00 – 21:00
Fee ¥2000(including 2 drinks)
Venuw Hyatt Regency Kyoto
After the final day of the review, we have PORTFOLIO WALK as last year during the CROSSING Party. We provide a designated space for participants to show their portfolio to visitors of the party, such as reviewers, other photographers, KG+ artists, KYOTOGRAPHIE artists & organizers. Participants will be selected from portfolio review participants who choose to participate in this event. Fee is not required for a participation.

​Hyatt Regency Kyoto
644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0941
Tel: +81 75 541 1234

Simon Baker
Senior Curator, International Art (Photography) Tate, London

Simon Baker is Tate’s first curator of photography, having joined in 2009, prior to which he was Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Nottingham. He writes on photography and contemporary art and has curated the following recent exhibitions: Performing for the Camera (Tate Modern, 2016); Another Language, 9 Japanese Photographers (Arles, 2015); Conflict, Time, Photography (Tate Modern, 2014); William Klein + Daido Moriyama (Tate Modern, 2012).

Pascal Beausse
Art critic & curator
Head of Photographic Collections, Centre national des arts plastiques.
Language:French English

An Art Critic and a Curator, Pascal Beausse is currently the Head of Photographic Collections at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) in Paris.
He contributed to magazines and art journals such as Art Press, Critique d’art and Flash Art. He has published essays, articles, interviews and catalogues on the work of Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham, Teresa Margolles, Allan Sekula, Bruno Serralongue, Cécile Hartmann and Wang Du, among others.
Recent exhibitions curated by Pascal Beausse include Y he aquí la luz (Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, 2017), The Family of the Invisibles (Seoul Museum of Art, 2016), Eriko Koga – Tryadhvan (Kyotographie, 2016), Supernature (Kyotographie, 2014), Knowledge is Power (PhotoEspaña, Madrid, 2013), The Secret Sea (Onomichi City Museum of Art, 2013), Numero Tres (La Virreina – centre de la imatge, Barcelona, 2012), Documents pour une information alternative (Rencontres d’Arles, 2012), among others. Pascal Beausse was a resident at Villa Kujoyama in 2007.

François Cheval
Co-founder of The Red Eye
Co-Director of Lianzhou Museum of Photography
Former Director of Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Language:French English

François Cheval was born in 1954 and has a background in history and ethnology. He has served as a museum curator since 1982, initially in the Jura and the Réunion before being named director of the muse Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône in 1996. Cheval strives to rid photography of its old presumptions and to resent photographic originality through new forms of museology and revitalized discourse. Most significantly, he has both curated noteworthy retrospectives of photographers such as Denis Roche, John Batho, Gérard Collin-Thiébaut, Peter Knapp, Mac Adams, and Raoul Coutard, and has been a resolute champion of emerging photographers such as Elina Brotherus, JH Engström, Claire Chevrier, Antoine d’Agata, Charles Fréger, and Raphaël Dallaporta.

竹内 万里子
Mariko Takeuchi
Photography Critic
Independent Curator
Associate Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
Language:Japanese English

Mariko Takeuchi is a photography critic, independent curator and associate professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design. Prior to this, she was also visiting researcher of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Takeuchi was also guest curator for the Spotlight on Japan of Paris Photo 2008, and received a Fulbright Grant for her research in the US. In 2016 she was curator of Japan section at Dubai Photo Exhibition. Takeuchi is based in Kyoto, Japan, and has a M.A. in Arts from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Takeuchi has been responsible for various photography projects, including the Japanese edition of the book and touring exhibition Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape by Jonathan Torgovnik. Besides her regular articles on newspapers, Takeuchi has contributed to Ryudai Takano’s 1993-1996, Lieko Shiga’s notebook|Rasen Kaigan, Osamu James Nakagawa’s Gama Caves, and Takashi Arai’s Monuments, among many other catalogues, books and magazines.

段 煜婷(デュアン・ユティン)
Duan Yuting
Co-founder and co-director of the Lianzhou Museum of Photography, China
Founder and director of Lianzhou Foto Festival, China
Language:Chinese English

Founder and director of Lianzhou Foto Festival, co-founder and co-director of the Lianzhou Museum of Photography. Dedicated in curatorship, spreading and promotion of China's contemporary photography and management of art projects. Nominator for The Hasselblad Award in Photography and Prix Pictet, and the author of Ten Years of Contemporary Photography in China 2005-2014.

2001 to 2003, taking a 3-year Chinese Master Course as a member chosen by World Press Photo; 2005, initiator and curator of Lianzhou Foto Festival as artistic director and has been chosen as Top Ten Character of China Photography of the Year 2005; November, 2006, invited judge for FOTOBILD, Berlin, Germany; January, 2007, invited curator for Chinese Work in PHOTOQUAL, Paris Photo Biennale; 2007, member of review panel for Rhubarb-Rhubarb, Birmingham, UK; 2007, member of review panel for FOTOBILD, Berlin, Germany; April 2008, member of jury of the 1st Salonika Photo Biennale 2008, Greece. May 2008, Reviewer for FOTOBILD Berlin. May 2009, Reviewer for China Photography Awards; Sep 2009 & Sep 2010, Judger for Southern Pocket Film Festival. June 2010 Viewer for 50JPG, Geneva; July 2010, Jury for Photography Talent Award, France. Nominator of 2011 Prix Pictet Photography Prize; Curator in 2012 Moscow Photo Biennale; Nominator for the Hasselblad Award 2012; Reviewer for European New Photography Forum 2014; Reviewer for Houston Photography Biennial 2014; Reviewer for the Festival of Light Argentina 2014; Reviewer for Young Art Taipei 2015, Taiwan; Reviewer for Houston Photography Biennial 2016; Curator for Kyotographie 2016; Curator for Photo Biennale Denmark “Cities and Memory” exhibition, 2016. Jury of the LensCulture Exposure Awards, 2017; Reviewer for Kyotographie 2017;Nominator for Houston Photography Biennial Discovery Exhibition 2017.

Yuting is interested in all kinds of contemporary photography, except for commercial.
She is willing to offer general portfolio advice, and can consider photographers for future exhibition opportunities at Lianzhou Foto Festival. Quite a large number of photographers exhibited in past festivals were discovered at portfolio reviews.

Gonzalo Golpe
Independent Editor / Professor
Language:Spanish English

Gonzalo Golpe graduated in Spanish Studies and licensed on Text editing and Publishing from the Deusto University, he specializes on self-editing and graphic production.
He commissions specific art projects, among which we may highlight: Ixil Ar, a dialogue between photographers Jon Cazenave and Alejandro Marote, under the influence of Jorge Oteiza which was showed in Arantzazu, Oñati in 2014 and the Museo Fundación Jorge Oteiza in 2015; Voodoo Gravity, an editorial creation laboratory co-curated with Veronica Fieiras, directed by Adam Broomberg and oliver Chanarin, and organized by the Subdirección General de Promoción de las Bellas Artes from The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain and PHotoESPAÑA 2017;Fotobook, El nuevo libro español, an exhibit and touring project co-curated with Nicolas Combarro and produced by the Secretaría de Estado y Cultura of Spain in 2017.
From 2010 to 2013 he directed Siete de un Golpe, a workshop specialized on self-editing photo books, artists editions, and graphic production. Since 2014 he is part of La Troupe, a group of graphic arts professionals who specializes on authored work, on both its editorial and exhibit components. He collaborates as an editor with The Portable Photo, a collection of author’s appliances from contemporary Spanish photographers promoted by Espadaysantacruz Studio.
His work as an editor and manager has been awarded twice with the National Award for Best Editing: The Random Series by Miguel Ángel Tornero, RM, 2014, and Révélations. Iconographie de la Salpêtrière. Paris, 1875-1918, Javier Viver, RM, 2015; as well as The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First Photobook Award for Karma by Oscar Monzón, DAlpine and RVB Books, 2013.

Tomo Kosuga
Director of the Masahisa Fukase Archives

Lives and works in Tokyo, JAPAN. Tomo Kosuga is Director of the Masahisa Fukase Archives and is also a freelance art producer, curator and writer who works mainly in the realm of photography. He has curated or co-curated the following exhibitions including Masahisa Fukase: L'incurable Égoïste (Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2017); Roger Ballen, Asger Carlsen: NO JOKE (Diesel Art Gallery, 2017); Masahisa Fukase: The Incurable Egoist (Diesel Art Gallery, 2015); VICE JAPAN: The Global Photo Collaborations (Diesel Art Gallery, 2014); Terry Richardson: Terry Richardson vs. Jackass (Laforet Museum Harajuku, 2008); Bob Richardson (Zel Gallery, 2008).

後藤 由美
Yumi Goto
Independent Curator
Language:Japanese English

Goto is a freelance photography consultant based in Asia. Her work field is a comprehensive consultant related to photography including producing, curation, photo-editing, and research. Her main themes are war, contemporary social issues, human rights, women’s rights, and so on. Past works of hers include campaingns and publications with photographs for NGOs, humanitarian aid, and human rights groups, nominations, curations, and productions of international awards, and photography festivals.

Keiko Niiyama
Feature Director Harper's Bazaar Japan
Language:Japanese English

Keiko Niiyama started her career as an editor at Figaro Japon in 2005. Between 2007 and 2013, she worked at Pen magazine, and devoted her whole time there to interviews and shootings on various topics including fashion, art, religion, design and architecture. In 2014, Niiyama jaws appointed to Fashion Feature Editor at ELLE Japon where she was active in interviews with fashion designers and fashion shootings. Since 2015, she has been a Feature Director at Harper’s Bazaar Japan.

小原 真史
Masashi Kohara

Born in 1978.
Masashi Kohara has worked as a filmmaker and a curator.
His documentary films include The Man Who Became a Camera.
In 2004, he was awarded the 10th Koen Shigemori Photography Critic Award for “A Note on Takuma Nakahira.” In 2016, the Photographic Society of Japan Awards Scholastic.
As a curator at the Izu Photo Museum, Kohara organized “Nobuyoshi Araki Photobook Exhibition: Ararchy,” “Manabu Miyazaki: The Pencil of Nature,” “Tazuko Masuyama: Until Everything Becomes a Photograph,” “Ichiro Kojima:To the North, From the North” among others. His books include Suspending Time: Life―Photography―Death (with Geoffrey Batchen and Yoshiaki Kai), Visions of Fuji: A Portrait of the Japanese People as Seen Through Mt. Fuji, War and Peace: Images of Japan As Seen in Hōdō Shashin (Reportage Photography) (with Mari Shirayama), and The Detective in the Forest. (with Manabu Miyazaki).

小林 美香
Mika Kobayashi
Guest Researcher at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Photo Researcher
Language:Japanese English

Mika Kobayashi is a photo critic and curator who writes for magazines and websites, and has taught at schools and institutions in both Japan and overseas. From 2007 to 2008, she resided in the United States as a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council and Patterson Fellowship, and worked on exhibitions and research to introduce Japanese photography at the International Center of Photography in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has been a guest researcher at the Museum of Modern Art since 2010, and a part-time lecturer at Tokyo Polytechnic University since 2014.

Andrew Sanigar
Commissioning Editor for Photography and Design at Thames & Hudson

Andrew Sanigar is a Commissioning Editor for Photography and Design at Thames & Hudson where his role is to develop the company’s programme of photography publications as well as those in other subject areas including design, advertising and branding.

Notable photography titles he has commissioned include those from a decade long collaboration with Magnum Photos Magnum Magnum (first published in 2007), Magnum Contact Sheets (first published in 2011) and Magnum Manifesto (edited by Clément Chéroux in collaboration with Clara Bouveresse, published in 2017) which have been published in a total of 11 languages, Coming into Fashion by Nathalie Herschdorfer (2012), Landmark by William A. Ewing (2014) and Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements (2016). His most recent photography publications from 2017 include, William Wegman: Being Human, Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future, Ballenesque – A Roger Ballen Retrospective, Dronescapes: The New Aerial Photography and Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now. Forthcoming highlights for 2018 include Retro Cameras and a retrospective of Alex Prager’s career to date, titled Silver Lake Drive.

Annemarie Zethof
Director and co-founder of IBASHO in Antwerp, Belgium
Language:English Dutch

Annemarie Zethof was born in 1971 in the Netherlands. After a career of 10 years as a solicitor in Amsterdam she switched to photography. She studied at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam, Sotheby's Institute of Art in London and has a Masters Degree in Photography from the University of Manchester. After having lived in London for nearly 6 years and having interned with James Hyman Gallery in London, she moved to Antwerp to open a gallery specialised in Japanese photography together with her husband, Martijn van Pieterson. Since the opening of IBASHO in March 2015, the gallery has held 25 exhibitions in Antwerp, among others of Toshio Shibata, Asako Narahashi, Yoshinori Mizutani and VIVO. IBASHO has been participating at the photography fairs Photo London and UNSEEN in Amsterdam, Haute Photographie in Rotterdam and AIPAD in New York, of which organisation IBASHO has become a member. Annemarie is also an independent curator and works at photography projects unrelated to Japanese photography.

Gwen Lee
Founder & Artistic Director of Singapore International Photography Festival
Language:English Chinese

Gwen Lee co-founded the Singapore International Photography Festival in 2008 that is entering its 6th biennale edition in September 2018. In 2014 Lee co-founded DECK, an independent art space dedicated to photography. Prior to DECK, she worked in museum industry, and was co-founder and managing director of 2902 Gallery. In 2010, she was awarded by for her contribution to the Singapore arts scene. She has curated various photography showcases in Asia, and has been invited as a jury member in Europe & Asia. In the past 5 years, she has been participating actively as portfolio reviewer in festivals. In recent year, Lee has participated in curatorial research in Germany and Denmark. In 2016, Lee presented the first solo exhibition of Daido Moriyama in Singapore tracing Moriyams’s early works between 60s to 80s. Between 2016 -2017, she works closely with Steidl Publishing to make photobooks by 8 Asian

She hopes to see at least two body of works which clearly shares his/her vision or direction. In conjunction with the coming SIPF 2018, the overall direction focus on human experiences through photography. It is broad theme, which she hopes to discover works of that direction.

Frank Evers

Frank Evers is the founder and executive producer of Evergreen Pictures, an award-winning production company that specializes in the production of documentary films (Generation Wealth, The Queen of Versailles, Magic City, Bling Dynasty, Beauty Culture, kids + money, Fashion Show). In addition to running Evergreen Pictures, Frank is also the CEO of INSTITUTE/THE STORY INSTITUTE (founded in 2009), an artist management and content distribution company representing world-renowned documentary photographers. In 2010, the British Journal of Photography named INSTITUTE one of the world’s "top four premier photo agencies…".

Frank is also the co-founder of the New York Photo Festival and the co-creator of The Future of Storytelling, two NY-based annual events that have attracted hundreds of thousands of participants since 2008. Between 1995 and 2005, Frank spent ten years in the video-game business, running product development and production for Activision, Vivendi, and Disney Interactive. During this time, his video games generated over $1 billion in global sales. Frank started in the film business with Sony Pictures Entertainment, and he later executive-produced the cult classic film Swimming with Sharks.

Audrey Hoareau
Co-founder of The Red Eye
Assistant Director of Lianzhou Museum of Photography
Former Assistant Curator in Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Language:French English

After her higher education in communication and exhibition industry, Audrey Hoareau started her career at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône from 2003 to 2016. She carried out several studies on the collections before concentrating on the exhibitions (Peter Knapp retrospective in 2008, André Steiner retrospective in 2011 ou Henri Dauman retrospective in 2013). In 2016, she started, with François Cheval, The Red Eye, a structure carrying out photography projects. Together, they coordinate the opening for the end of 2017, of the Lianzhou Museum of Photography (China).

Mark Sealy
Director, Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London, United Kingdom

Dr Mark Sealy MBE is interested in the relationship between photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. He has been director of Autograph ABP (London) since 1991 and has produced artist publications, curated exhibitions, and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide, including the recent critically acclaimed project Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibition.

In 2002, he jointly initiated and developed a £7.96 million capital building project (Rivington Place), which opened in 2007. He has written international photography publications, including Foam Magazine, Aperture, and Next Level. In 2002, Sealy and professor Stuart Hall coauthored Different, which focuses on photography and identity politics.

His most recent projects include the commissioning of The Unfinished Conversation Encoding Decoding; Human Rights Human Wrongs, curated for Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, in 2013; and a new 2014 commission and exhibition of Sammy Baloji’s photographic work.

He has served as a photography jury member for World Press Photo, the Carmignac Gestion photojournalism award, and the Sony World Photo award. In 2015, he chaired the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Book award.
Sealy has guest lectured at institutions such as the Royal College of Art and Tate Britain, and recently devised a global photography MA studies program for Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Sealy has been awarded the Hood Medal by the Royal Photographic Society and a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for services to photography 2013. He gained his PhD at Durham University UK focusing on photography and cultural violence.

石宰晛 (ソク・ジェヒョン )
Jae Hyun Seok
Professor at Daegu Mirae College
Independent Curator & Editor
Language:Korean English

SEOK Jae-hyun was born in Daegu, Korea, where he built part of his career. He completed his graduate studies at Ohio University majoring Visual Communication in the United States. His career can be summarized as a photographer, professor and curator. His experience from working as a freelancer photographer—for New York Times, International Herald Tribune and Korean GEO—in the past has brought him where he is now.

To start off with his works in Korea, he has organized a major Korean photo festival named Daegu Photo Biennale in 2006 with others. Moreover, he has curated many international exhibitions including Imaging Asia in Documents with 33 photographers from around the world for the very first Daegu Photo Biennale. In addition, he curated the exhibitions such as Women in War (Daegu Photo Biennale, 2014), Dream and Reality (DIPE, Dali, China, 2011, 2013 & 2015), ON KOREA (Istanbul, Turkey, 2013), Blooming Silk Road (Seoul, Korea, 2014), Eye of Istanbul _ Ara Guler (Seoul Photography Museum, 2015) and Imaging Korea (traveling exhibitions in Europe). He has also participated in international photo festival such as Dali, China, Singapore and Istanbul, Turkey as a foreign curation team. He received the Best Curator Award from DIPE, in China, 2015 & 2017.

And as he did the above works, he also continued to do independent works. After profiling 30 other established photographers from other countries on VON photography magazine, he is now working as an associate editor for Photo Dot magazine in Korea. And at the same time, he is also working as a director of Korea Photography Content Institute which was established in 2014.

宋 修庭(ソン・スジョン)
Sujong Song
Head of Research and Publication, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA)
Language:Korean English

Sujong Song has been active in all aspects of photography, ranging from publication to exhibition and writing. She had co-founded Seoul Lunar photo Fest in 2014. She had also been on the steering committee for the Daegu Photo Biennale until 2014, and was the director of its portfolio review section.
Song served on the committees for the Angkor Photo Festival and the World Health Organization’s Stop TB Photo Award. She has curated many exhibitions: Mario Giacomelli at the Museum of Photography, Seoul in 2012; Five Views from Korea at the Noorderlicht Gallery in 2014; Two Moons at the GoEun Photography Museum in 2015; and the Map of Daily Life at the Art Museum of Lishui in 2015, to name a few.
She has judged on panels for World Press Photo, POYi, and Flash Forward among many other awards and also nominated for several awards including Prix Pictet and Joop Swart Masterclass.
She is most interested in reviewing bodies of work with an individual and articulate point of view while tackling contemporary issues. She is not interested in commercial photography. Through portfolio reviews, Ms. Song intends to find artists to collaborate with in various exhibitions. She is also able to promote artists and their work for awards and/or workshop consideration along with opportunities for exhibitions.

李 威儀(リー・ウェイイー)
Wei-I Lee
Editor-in-chief of Voices of Photography Magazine, Taiwan
Language:Chinese English

Wei-I Lee started out his career as a journalist. He founded the independent photography arts magazine, Voices of Photography, in 2011 and has since been at the helm as the editor-in-chief. Recently, he has extended the publication umbrella to VOP BOOKS, through which he publishes books in promoting the reading, critiquing and the writing of photography and its history, focusing on the developments of photography in East Asia. Lee and the Voices of Photography have obtained several awards at the Golden Tripod Award, the highest honor in Taiwan’s publishing industry, including Best Magazine Chief Editor Award (2013), the Best Design Award (2016), and the Best Humanities and Art Magazine Award (2017). He also participates in judging and curating at international photography events, while devoting most of his time in researching and writing about photography. He now lives and works in Taipei.

綾 智佳
Tomoka Aya
Director of The Third Gallery Aya

Director of Fine-Art Photography
 Director of Osaka International Media Library

Born in Osaka. Deals primarily with photography and contemporary art.
Among the artists she has presented at her gallery are Miyako Ishiuchi, Jo Spence, Shigeo Gocho, Eiko Yamazawa, Toshiko Okanoue, Fusako Kodama, Asako Narahashi, Mima Akasaki, Jun Abe, Nobu Asada, Koichi Watanabe, Hiromi Kakimoto, Yuko Tada, Akira Mitamura, Yukiko Iwatani and Yu Kawakita.
In 1997, produced a video titled “6 Works and 6 Artists – Being an Artist/Photographer,” a collection of interviews with six female photographers: Miho Akioka, Miyako Ishiuchi, Fusako Kodama, Yuri Nagahara, Hiroko Matsuo and Michio Matsumoto.
Served as supervising editor of the photography magazine “SHABA SHABA.”
Curated a group exhibition titled “Comical & Cynical – Contemporary Photography of Korea and Japan” in 2007 and traveling to Korea in 2008.

飯沢 耕太郎
Kotaro Iizawa
Photographic Critic
Language:Japanese English

Iizawa is a photography critic born in Miyagi in 1954. In 1977, he graduated from Department of Photography, Collage of Art, Nihon University,Tokyo. In 1984, he finished his doctorate in Department of Fine Arts from Tsukuba University, Ibaraki. His major writings include: Shashin bijutsukan e yokoso [Welcome to Photo Museum] (Kodansha, 1996), Dejigurafi: Dejitaru wa Shashin o Korosuka? (Chuokoronsha, 2004), Shashinteki Shikou (Kawade Books, 2009), Onnanoko Shashin no Jidai (NTT Publishing, 2010), Kinoko Bungaku Meisakusen (MinatoNoHito, 2010), Fukayomi: Nihon Shasin no Chomeisaku 100 (Pie International, 2012), Gendai Nihon Shasin Archive 2011-2013 (Seikyusha, 2015), and Keyword de Yomu Gendai (Nihonshashin Film Art, Inc., 2017)

太田 睦子
Mutsuko Ota
IMA Editorial Director


Mutsuko Ota is Editorial Director of IMA magazine. born in Tokyo, 1968. She started her career as an editor at Marie Claire and worked at several men’s magazines such as Esquire, GQ and others as feature editor on travel, gastronomy, culture, art and photography among other areas. Along with collaborating with several magazines as a freelance editor, she also became involved in various fields including art projects, book and catalogue editing, and film promotion throughout her career. She published IMA magazine in 2012. While she participates in magazines As an editorial director, photo books and exhibitions, she runs IMA gallery in Tennousu, Tokyo.

河内 タカ
Taka Kawachi
Benrido, Overseas Division Director
Language:Japanese English

Taka Kawachi has extensive international experience, having graduated from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco, to then working in New York City as a book editor and curator for 15 years. Returning to Japan in 2011, he held the position of Director for the Amana Photo Collection, overseeing the development of the company’s acquisitions of more than 550 Japanese photographic works in four years. In 2016, Kawachi published his first book Art no Iriguchi (Entrance to the Arts, on American Art) followed by his second publication on European Art released in the fall of the same year. His publications illustrate his experiences of art and photography and offers readers an opportunity to engage with the history and subjects of both regions from his unique point of view. He is currenlty the Director of the Overseas Division of Kyoto’s Benrido, working to disseminate the classic and rare photographic process of Collotype, and produced portfolios of Saul Leiter and J.H. Lartigue, etc.

Megumi Matsuo

Founded VOICE GALLERY in 1986. Now, the name is MATSUO MEGUMI +VOICE GALLERY pfs/w and handling the contemporary art of the Kyoto base mainly. After a start CHOKYOTO as the art fair in 2010, runs the art fair, exhibition and symposium as the representative of directors team CHOKYOTO. It also proposes the art town design at the southeast area of JR KYOTO station.In addition, writing, the dramaturge of the stage work, teaching at several art universities, cooperation to cultural administration in the art spread.
She is interested in works that focus on female or minority issues as well as works with negative and positive films.

Yusuke Nakajima
Director of The Tokyo Art Book Fair
Director of bookshop [POST]

Yusuke Nakajima opened his bookstore “POST” in 2011 where he renewes the whole line up of books by publishers regularly. Additionally, one of the sections in Ebisu store permanently shows main line-ups by Steidl, Germany. Currently, as the director of the store he selects books, organises exhibitions, publishs, and coordination of bookshelves at Dover Street Market, Tokyo. Since 2015, he has been the director of The Tokyo Art Book Fair and in 2016 founded a dummybook award “Steidl Book Award Japan” in collaboration with Steidl.