Kouta Takahashi

 

Born in Akita, Japan, in 1986. He became interested in photography as a way of giving expression to questions raised in his mind from contact with society and people. Launching his career as an artist in 2019. He does projects based on careful research, composing visual narratives interwoven with archival and other material, which he gives form to handmade books.

The visual story 80°05′, which was started in 2020 and asks what motivates explorers, was shortlisted for the LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2022  and the Dummy Award 2023, formerly known as the Kassel Dummy Award. Selected exhibitions include KYOTOGRAPHIE "KG+SELECT" finalist exhibition in 2023 (Horikawa Oike Gallery / Kyoto) and "80°05′" solo exhibition in 2024 (72Gallery / Tokyo).

 

 

髙橋 こうた

 

1986年 秋田県生まれ。秋田大学工学資源学部卒業。社会や人と接する中で抱いた疑問の表現手段として写真に関心を持ち、2019年より作家活動を開始。主にリサーチに基づいたプロジェクトベースの作品を制作しており、アーカイブなども織り交ぜた視覚的な物語を手製本で表現する。2020年に着手した冒険家の動機を探るストーリー作品集「80°05′」は、2022年アルル国際写真祭及び、2023年ケルンフォトブックミュージアム主催(旧カッセル)のダミーブックアワードでショートリストに選出。主な展示に2023年 KYOTOGRAPHIE 京都国際写真祭「KG+SELECT」展(Horikawa Oike Gallery / 京都)、2024年「80°05′」出版記念展(72Gallery / 東京)など。

 

Instagram|@kouta.t14

Awards

2023   Dummy Award  -former Kassel Dummy Award- |“80°05′”, Shortlist

2023   KG+SELECT Award  “80°05′”, Finalist

2022   Photolucida Critical Mass  “80°05′”, Top 200

2022   Luma Rencontres Dummy Award Arles  “80°05′”, Shortlist

2022   IMA next  -OPEN CALL- “80°05′”, Shortlist

2021   Portrait of Japan  “80°05′”, Shortlist

2021   PX3  -Prix de la Photographie Paris- Honorable Mention

2020   IPA  -International Photography Awards- Honorable Mention

Exhibitions

Solo

2024   “80°05′” Book Launch  |72Gallery / Tokyo, Japan

2023   “80°05′” KG+SELECT  |Horikawa Oike Gallery / Kyoto, Japan

 

Group / Festivals

2023   Night of Photography   Museum of Warsaw / Poland

2023   The Rencontres d'Arles   Papeteries Étienne / Arles, France 

2023   Dreams & Science   |Itabashi Science Museum / Tokyo, Japan

2022   The Rencontres d'Arles   |Espace Van Gogh / Arles, France 

2021   Japan Photo Award+Intuition   |ANTEROOM / Kyoto, Japan

2021   Portrait of Japan   |Shibuya Signage / Tokyo, Japan

2020   New Japan Photo Final   |MIDORI.so / Tokyo, Japan

2020   New Japan Photo 10   |CHI-KA / Dubai, UAE

2019   fotogo - f5 -   |Galerie Planète Rouge / Paris, France

2019   TOKYO / JAPAN   |THE KNOT Shinjuku / Tokyo, Japan  

Books

2024   80°05′(Artist Edition) Self-Published

Publications

2023   KG+SELECT 2023  |KYOTOGRAPHIE / KG+

2021   Portrait of Japan  |IMA / amana Inc. 

2021   INTUITION vol.1  |Countach Inc. 

2021   377975㎢ vol.1  Countach Inc. 

2020   New Japan Photo 10  EINSTEIN STUDIO

2019   TOKYO / JAPAN  |EINSTEIN STUDIO

Media

2023   Audioteca Fotografica  Spain

2023   The Japan News - by The Yomiuri Shimbun  |Japan

2022   IMA Online  |Japan

2022   PX3  -Prix de la Photographie Paris  France

2021   WONDER  Taiwan

Tokyo

Paris

Warsaw

Dubai