Born in 1970, Tokyo, Takehiko Nakafuji dropped out from Waseda University, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences and graduated from the Photography Department of Tokyo Visual Arts College. He continues to publish his works of street photography, mainly in monochrome, and travels in and out of Japan for photo coverage jobs, including countries in Eastern Europe, Russia and Cuba. While Nakafuji is active as a photographer, he is also the owner of Gallery Niepce in Yotsuya, Tokyo. He has won the 29th Higashikawa Special Photographer Award for his series ‘Sakuan Matapaan - Hokkaido’ in 2013, and the 24th Hayashi Tadahiko Award for his series ‘STREET RAMBLER’ in 2015. His works are included in the collection of Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Shunan City Museum of Art and History.

Selected Publications

1997 - “Enter the mirror” Mole
2001 - “Winterlicht” Wids Shuppan
2011 - “Night Crawler 1995,2010” Zen Foto Gallery
2013 - “HOKKAIDO: Sakuan, Matapaan” Zen Foto Gallery
2018 - “White Noise” Zen Foto Gallery

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1994 - “portraits”, place M ,Tokyo
1995 - “NIGHT CRAWLER”, Konica Plaza,Tokyo
1998 - “Enter the mirror”, Konica Plaza,Tokyo “Voluptuous”, Mole,Tokyo
1999 - “Winterlicht”, Konica Plaza, Tokyo “Enter the mirror”, Gallery Lux, Seoul, Korea “Snap Shot 1995 2000”, Gallery Niepce ,Tokyo “Deep Seoul”, Gallery Niepce ,Tokyo
2001 - “Bucuresti Days”, Konica Plaza , Tokyo “From Hanoi to Saigon”, Gallery Niepce , Tokyo
2002 - “One Rainy day”, Gallery Niepce , Tokyo
2003 - “Deep Habana”, Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo “TRANS JAPAN”, Gallery Niepce , Tokyo “STREET RAMBLER”, Gallery Niepce , Tokyo
2004 - “STREET RAMBLER 04”,Gallery Niepce , Tokyo
2005 - “STREET RAMBLER-New York”, Marunouchi Cafe, Tokyo
2006 - “From Bulgaria”, Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo “STREET RAMBLER-Shanghai”, Lotus Root Gallery, Tokyo “STREET RAMBLER-Russia”, Gallery Niepce, Tokyo “atmosphere”, nido ,Tokyo
2007 - “Fragments of Reality”, Morioka Shoten, Tokyo “EXOTICA”,Gallery Niepce, Place M, Tokyo “la vie en Rose”, nido, Tokyo
2008 - “STREET RAMBLER -Vancouver”, Gallery Niepce , Tokyo collection “matapaan”, nido, Tokyo
2009 - “Bulgaria”, Morioka Shoten, Tokyo “Tower”, Gallery Fukka , Tokyo “SAKHALIN”, Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo
2010 - “SAKHALIN”, Visual Arts Gallery, Osaka publication
2011 - “Night Crawler”, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo “STREET RAMBLER-TOKIO”, Place M, Gallery Niepce, Tokyo “STREET RAMBLER-TOKIO”, Hatten Gallery, Osaka “Winterlicht”, LE PLA’CART PHOTO, Paris
2012 - “STREET RAMBLER-Rusia”, Gallery Hinoki, Tokyo “STREET RAMBLER-New York”, Japan Center of Photography, Tokyo
2013 - “Sakuan, Matpaan HOKKAIDO”, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo “Enter the mirror” (Mole, 1997) “Winterlicht” (Wides Shuppan, 2001) “Night Crawler 1995,2010” (Zen Foto Gallery, 2011)

Selected Group Exhibitions

1999 - “photo dimension”, Higashikawa Bunka Gallery , Hokkaido
2001 - “STAGE NEXT”, Konica Plaza ,Tokyo
2004 - “Club Paradizo”, Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Yamanashi “a just report”, Emon Photo Gallery, Tokyo
2006 - “Yokohama Photo Apartment”, Yokohama, Kitanaka white
2008 - “Big Niepce Exhibition”, Gallery Niepce, Tokyo “Forever FORTE”, Morioka Shoten, Tokyo
2009 - “VS Atami”, Gallery Niepce, Tokyo “ARTS ON SHELF”, Bohemianzu Girudo, Tokyo
2010 - “Tamron Nakafuji Workshop Finishing Exhibition”, LE DECO,Tokyo “Soukei War of Photography”, Gallery Sirius, Tokyo
2011 - “Junkissa Niepce”, Gallery Niepce, Tokyo “PORTRAITS The Distance Between Photographers And The Objects Emon Photo Gallery “no found photo”, Paris “Soukei War of Photography”, Gallery Sirius, Tokyo
2012 - “VS Naniwa Exhibition”, Gallery Niepce, Tokyo “VS Naniwa Exhibition”, Hatten Gallery, Osaka “world wide@Young Portfolio”, Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Yamanashi “ASPHALT Exhibition”, Tanto Tempo, Kobe “NOW SHINJUKU”, nofound Photo Fair, Paris

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