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写真家 櫻井龍太はスナップ写真を通して人々や動植物、都市を普遍的に捉え、とりわけヌード写真表現に重点を置いてきた。服を着ていない人々の裸身を撮影することにより、人間特有の本質的な行動と姿形を見いだす。また、ドイツ発祥ナチュリズム運動や日本の混浴文化に見られる自然観を通して、21世紀におけるヌーディズムの可能性を探究している。

Photographer Sakurai Ryuta has universally captured people, flora, fauna and cities through snapshots, especially focusing on nude photographic expression. By photographing naked people without clothes, He discovers the essential behaviours and forms unique to human beings. Sakurai also explores the possibilities of nudism in the 21st century through the naturism movement that originated in Germany and the Naturphilosophie found in Japan's mixed bathing culture.





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CV

Sakurai Ryuta / PHOTOGRAPHER

1983 Born in Osaka, JAPAN
2004 - 2006 Studied photography under Prof Hiromi Tsuchida
2006 - 2009 Worked as assistant of the photographer Masami Mori in Tokyo
2010 - 2013 Worked as photographer at publishing company in Osaka JAPAN
2014 After becoming independent, Sakurai wandered around Asia to create his works.
2015 Lives and works in Düsseldorf

EDUCATION

2019 - 2021 Academy of Fine Arts _ Nuremberg GERMANY
2002 - 2006 Diploma, Department of Photography, Osaka University of Art _ Osaka JAPAN

NOMINATIONS / PRIZES

2022 “APhF:22, Photobook Exhibition” Finalist, ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL _ HOLLAND
2019 “UNSEEN DUMMY AWARD” Finalist, UNSEEN AMSTERDAM _ HOLLAND
2019 “Futures / Intersections” Winnner, NIDA International Photography Symposium 2019 _ LITHUANIA
2013 “The Photographic Nude 2013” Honorable mention, Light Box Photographic _ USA
2011 “The 5th 1_WALL photography show” Finalist, Guardian Garden _ JAPAN

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo -
2014 “Take me on a date” Ichiba Gallery _ Osaka JAPAN
2014 “The Dog’s name is Senta” Ichiba Gallery _ Osaka JPAPAN
2013 “Milk Me” Kobe 819 Gallery _ Kobe JAPAN
2011 “Photograph M” Konohana Medias _ Osaka JAPAN
2006 “Take me on a date” space gallery roundish _ Osaka JAPAN

Group -
2022 “APhF:22, Photobook Exhibition” Benaki Museum Pireos 138 _ Athens GREECE 2021 “SIILK GALLERY x STUDIO 183” STUDIO 183 _ Berlin GERMANY
2019 “UNSEEN DUMMY AWARD” UNSEEN AMSTERDAM 2019 _ Amsterdam HOLLAND
2018 “Auf Zuruf: Japan” Park-Kultur _ Düsseldorf GERMANY
2013 “ART FAIR SAPPORO 2013” CROSS HOTEL SAPPORO _ Hokkaidou JAPAN
2013 “The Photographic Nude 2013” Light Box Photographic _ Oregon USA
2011 “The 5th 1_WALL photography show” Guardian Garden _ Tokyo JAPAN
2010 “LittleMore BCCKS Photobook Award 2nd, Selected by Nonita” Vacant _ Tokyo JAPAN
2006 “MIO PHOTO AWARD 2006” Mio Hall _ Osaka JAPAN
2006 “OUA Graduation Selected Show 2006” Fuji Photo Salon _ Osaka JAPAN

Online -
2020 “Interview and Showcase, Photographer from Around the World” Siilkgallery_ Athens GREECE
2018 “DER GREIF Guest Room” Curated by Monica Allende _ GERMANY

Projection -
2019 “Futures / Intersections” NIDA International Photography Symposium 2019 _ Nida LITHUANIA
2013 “UNTITLED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 01” Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery _ Tokyo JAPAN

PUBLICATIONS

Photobook -
2021 “Human Trip” 89books _ Palermo Sicily, ITALY

Zine -
2021 “My Sister & flying squirrel” Bad Weather Press _ SPAIN
2021 “Text book  of Human Trip - Japanese translation” Self-published _ GERMANY

MEDIA / PRESS

Magazine -
2021 “THE OPÉRA Magazine, Volume X” Kerber Verlag _ Berlin GERMANY
2020 “THE OPÉRA Magazine, Volume IX” Kerber Verlag _ Berlin GERMANY
2018 "The Nude Vol.4" NIPPON CAMERA _ Tokyo JAPAN
2015 "The Nude Vol.2" NIPPON CAMERA _ Tokyo JAPAN
2014 “ROADSIDERS' weekly, Volume.113” Kyoichi Tsuzuki _ Tokyo JAPAN

COLLECTION

2021 “Human Trip, Dummy-book” The PhotoBookMuseum Cologne _ Köln GERMANY
2019 “Human Trip, Dummy-book” Unseen Amsterdam _ Rotterdam HOLLAND