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Shigeru Yoshida YOKOHAMA, Japan

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan
  • college of Nihon University
  • Lumiere Brothers Photo gallery
  • Japan Professional Photographers Society

With a serene gaze, always looking out toward shimmering still waters, Japanese photographer Shigeru Yoshida captures a sense of the sacred in nature with his black-and-white seascapes.

About Shigeru Yoshida

1958: Born in Tokyo

1980: Graduated from Department of Economics at the NIHON university. Afterwards, worked as an assistant at a commercial studio

1988: Became a commercial, freelance photographer

I began taking pictures for my "Big tree in the world" series. I traveled all over the world to photograph the biggest trees on the earth. The main places I covered were Madagascar, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Taiwan, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, UK and Tasmania.

2011: After the tsunami disaster, I started my new body of work.

2013: I signed a consignment agreement with the Lumiere Brothers Gallery in Moscow.

Published works
2002: "The earth inheritance, the last big trees". The series was published by Kodansha in Japanese.
2005: "The earth inheritance, the big trees BAOBAB". It was published by Kodansha in Japanese.
2012: "The Venerable Trees in Japan". It published it from Kodansha in Japanese.

Solo Exhibitions
1993: Ienohikarikaikan gallery in Tokyo
1996: Fiji Photo salon in Tokyo
2009: CANTELMO gallery in New York, USA
2010: Gallery Cosmos in Tokyo

Awards
1995: New York festival international Bronce award
1996: Minister of International Trade and Industry award. Featured in national exhibition calendar in Japan

Read more
Shigeru Yoshida's Projects on LensCulture