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About Me

Yota Yoshida (1981) is a street photographer. He grew up in a small town in north Kumamoto Japan and currently resides in Tokyo. He has no formal education in photography but is inspired by everything in each day-to-day experience. 

His work primarily deals with people and happenings in public spaces. And Yota is particularly interested in the invisible emotional and poetic impressions that surround us on an ordinary day. But he insists his photographs are not exceptional, that anyone could have taken the same pictures if they were in the same place at the same time. He believes the act of taking un-posed photographs is not an act of production, but rather of feeling, and capturing what is already being expressed.

Recent awards include Honorable Mention Award at Brussels Street Photography Festival 2016, and Award Finalist of Miami Street Photography Festival 2015. His works have been featured in numerous medium including Creators Project by Vice, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Juxtapoz Magazine, Fubiz Media, iGNANTIt's Nice That, Lomography, TABI LABO and others.


Competition Awards

2017 : Moscow International Foto Awards 2017 / Honorable Mention

2017 : The Prix de la Photographie Paris: P×3 2017 / Honorable Mention

2017 : Independent Photography Festival / Shortlisted

2016 : Brussels Street Photography Festival 2016 - International Singles / Award Finalist, and Honorable Mention

2015 : Miami Street Photography Festival 2015 / Award Finalist

Featured Articles

2017 : Lomography Magazine - "Detachment in Transit: the Visual Diary of Yota Yoshida"

2017 : SIAM STREET NERDS - "Yota Yoshida ช่างภาพผู้ไล่จับความเหงาระหว่างทางในโตเกียว"

2017 : Culture Colectiva - "Cómo se ven la soledad y la desesperación a través de un fotógrafo en Tokio"

2017 : The Heavy Collective - "Friday Fry Up : Yota Yoshida"

2017 : 121clicks - "From Somewhere, To Elsewhere – Street Photography Series By Japanese Photographer Yota Yoshida"

2017 : iGNANT - "Yota Yoshida Captures The Loneliness Of Transit In Tokyo"

2017 : TABI LABO - "ちょっと寂しげで、ちょっとホッとする。Yota Yoshidaが撮る「東京」"

2017 : It's Nice That - "Tokyo-based photographer Yota Yoshida’s “poetic expressions in the everyday”"

2017 : The Momentum - "ความหว่องในโตเกียว ช่างภาพสตรีทชาวญี่ปุ่นถ่ายภาพสื่อความเหงาของคนในโตเกียว"

2017 : Fubiz Media - "Delicate Photographs of Loneliness in Tokyo"

2017 : Photogrist Photo Magazine - "From Somewhere, To Elsewhere: Raw Depiction of Tokyo by Yota Yoshida"

2017 : The Creators Project by Vice - "A Meditative Photo Series Shows Tokyo’s Loneliest Moments"

2017 : Creative Boom - "From Somewhere, To Elsewhere: Raw street photography captured in Tokyo, Japan"

2017 : Paper Journal - "Yota Yoshida - from somewhere, to elsewhere"

2017 : Capricious - "Photographer of the Week #163: Yota Yoshida"

2017 : C41 Magazine - "Where are we going? Yota Yoshida and the circular path of life"

2016 : Sueddeutsche Zeitung - "Pause auf japanisch - Fotograf Yota Yoshida" 

2016 : Format Magazine - "Yota Yoshida’s Tokyo Street Photography Is Surprisingly Peaceful"

2016 : kwerfeldein.de - "Von irgendwoher, nach anderswohin - Yota Yoshida"

2016 : Close My Eyes - "from somewhere, to elsewhere - Yota Yoshida"

2016 : Pool Resources - "from somewhere, to elsewhere - Yota Yoshida"

2016 : Juxtapoz Magazine - "The Work of Yota Yoshida"

2016 : Ain't-Bad Magazine - "from somewhere, to elsewhere - Yota Yoshida"

2016 : Huffington Post - "“Something Here” — Japanese Street Photographers"

2015 : LensCulture - "21st Century Street Photography 250 New Examples"

Interviews

2017 : Lomography Magazine - "A Conversation with Yota Yoshida on Self, Personal Space, and Photography"

2017 : Fotoblogia - ""Pociągają mnie rzeczy, które są właściwie niewidzialne" - mówi Yota Yoshida o samotności w Tokio"

2017 : MaklumFoto - "Street Photography Interview Series: #20 Yota Yoshida (@yotayoshida)"

2017 : Various Artists - "Yota Yoshida - Photographer"

2016 : Fotografia Magazine - "Yota Yoshida Roams the Streets Looking to Answer to Life’s Big Questions"

Publications

2017 : Prestel - "100 Great Street Photographs - By David Gibson" 

Exhibitions

2017 : Photography on a Postcard, theprintspace Gallery, London, UK / Guest Exhibition by Invitation

2017 : Independent Photography Festival, House of Vans, London, UK / Group Exhibition

2016 : Brussels Street Photography Festival 2016, Brussels, Belgium / Group Exhibition

2015 : Miami Street Photography Festival 2015, Art Basel, Miami, United States / Group Exhibition

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