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About Himeko KODAMA


Himeko KODAMA was born in Akita , Japan . After graduating from a fashion design college, worked as a clothing designer and sportswear merchandiser. In 1993 embarked as a freelance photographer, mainly handling photographs for magazines and other publications, in an editorial company, Muzzle Win Press. Devoted to the art of monochrome photographs
since the first exhibition of The Here That Is Nowhere in Tokyo in 2001 continues to
produce excellent photographs.
Now In 2008 I am working at the library of Waseda University .
I am taking a digital photos for the data preservation mainfly old of Japanese writings(Shyo), books, and the picture scrolls(Makimono) that the library here stores is done.
http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/

Statement

Photos capture the visual outer world. By the same token, they symbolize my trip to the inner world, where I explore the history of myself from the past to present.


Major Solo exhibition

2001 The Here That Is Nowhere at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo
2002 Tranquil Portraits at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo
2003 People Around the Town at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo
2005 Passers-by in Omotesanndo at Laune cafe , 1F Hanae Mori Building, Tokyo
2006 Passers-by:Tranquil Portraits at Konica Minoruta Plaza Gallery C , Tokyo

Group Exhibition

1999 Luky 15 + 1 at Tokyo Photographic Culture Center, Tokyo

2000 SELECT 2000 at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo
2000 25th J.P.S Exhibition Metropolitan Art Museum , Tokyo

2001 SELECT 2001 at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo
2001 Thanks at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo

2002 SELECT 2001 at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo
2002 30th APA Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2002 Pair exhibition PORTRAITES EXHIBITION at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo
2002 Thanks at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo

2003 SELECT 2003 at photo gallery Jy , Tokyo
2003 Photo Exhibitions April at photo gallery Jy, Tokyo
2003 Pair exhibition Aya and Hime Show at photo gallery Jy,Tokyo
2003 A photographer group of Sen Black and White Variety at Aidam Photo Gallery Sirius, Tokyo

2007 A photographer group of Sen Waterat Aidam Photo Gallery Sirius , Tokyo


Exhibitions in other media

2004 Passers-by Tranquil Portraits broadcast by JFNBS satellite TV 320 channel.
Titled as TV Gallery, it was on air for an hour from 16:00pm to 17:00pm everyday
between November 2004 and November 2005.

2007 Appeared in Photographers in Relay, a gallery on mobile website, at Photo & foto,
a high-resolution mobile site for photographers


Publishing

2004 Published photo book: Passers-by :Tranquil Portraits published by Creo Ltd in Tokyo
2004 Selected as recommended book by the Japan Library Association
2004 Housed in Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2005 Housed in the National Superior School of Photography in France


Appearing in TV, Newspapers and Magazines

2002 Photo exhibition Tranquil Portraits on TV Asahi
2002 Yomiuri Newspaper and Japan Camera - Photo magazines-

2003 Photo exhibition People Around the Town on TV Asahi
2003 Asahi Camera - Photo magazine
2003 Feasive - Fashion magazine

2004 Photo book,Passers-by: Tranquil Portraits TV Akita Asahi Short documentary filming
-Contents-The scene in which I was asking for people in Akita city, like I do in Tokyo,
to pose for my photograph Comments on my passion toward photography
2004 TV Akita Photo book, Passers-by : Tranquil Portraits

2005 Tokyo Newspaper Photo exhibition Passers in Omotesando

2006 Photo exhibition Passers-by :Tranquil Portraits Photo Contest - Photo magazine
2006 Daisan Bunmei Interview: How Nervousness Affects Impact of Photography


Photo Book Review in Major Japanese Newspapers

2004 Komei Newspaper
2004 Akita Sakigake Shinposha Newspaper
2004 Akita Yomiuri Newspaper
2004 Nihon Keizai Newspaper
2004 Others: Kyodo News Corporation distributed the book review to more than 15 Japanese major newspapers including Nigata Nippo, To-ou Nippo Newspaper, Kobe Newspaper, Shizuoka Newspapaer, Shinano Daily Newspaper and Minami Nihon Newspaper.

Major Awards

1994 A Fence, Urban Award, Sponsored by the Shinjuku-ward Urban Development
Corporation

2000 At 25th JPS Exhibition, Organized by the Japan Photographers Association

2002 At 30th APA Exhibition, Sponsored by Japan Advertising Photographer
Association (APA)

2005 Photo book Passers- by :Tranquil Portraits at Rencontres d'Arles 2005 Book Award
-The book was submitted and displayed at Arles Photography Festival in France


Affiliated Institution

Japan Professional Photographers Society (J.P.S)
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All images on this website are (c) Himeko KODAMA. All rights reserved.
Images may not be reproduced for any purpose without express permission.
このweb上の写真の無断複写.複製.転載を禁止いたします。
著作権者:児玉 姫子