t a i s u k e s a t o

p h o t o g r a p h y

t a i s u k e s a t o

p h o t o g r a p h y


Taisuke Sato pursues photographic expression with a unique point of view and a distinctive sense of humor based on his insight, focusing on the relationships among the self, people, and society, utilizing the various skills and sensitivities he acquired through his experience as a "Sales-man". His work is mainly street photography, portraiture, and conceptual. He also incorporates wet plate and cyanotype techniques. His work is highly regarded for its poetic and narrative qualities.

He was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1969. In 1991, after graduating from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ritsumeikan University, he joined Sekisui House, Ltd. as a sales representative.
In 2020, he turned to photography. He began working under the advice of photographer Yoshihiro Kuzuhara.
In the same year, he completed MoMA's online courses (Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Photography) and MAGNUM's online courses (Street photography, Story Telling) and he became a member of the Street Photo Salon organized by New York photographer James Maher.
In 2023, he completed some programs in Alternative Processes at ACSI G. Matteotti Palermofoto ®︎ in Italy.
And he is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts at Kyoto University of the Arts (correspondence education).


KOUFUKURON - Eudaemonics  Apr. 2023. Publisher : 89Books(Palermo, Italy), 56pages, ISBN 979-12-80423-34-4

Photographs and Essays  "Street Photography Series", Vol.1 - Vol.4 Jan. 2022
               1. Tender Light (Finland) 
             2. Center of The World (New York)
             3. With a small Camera (Bogota, Colombia)
           4.  A day In Venice (Venice, Italy)

"Meet Taisuke Sato"  Taurus Magazine Issue 4 Volume 1 2023, USA. cover and 7 pages article
"Best Rising Photographer of November 2022",  All about Photo, USA 
"KOUFUKURON - Eudaemonics"  2021,  All About Photo, USA

Solo Exhibitions 
2022   GALLERY APA , Nagoya, Japan, “Non-Color-Coded People”
2021 Kyoto Museum of Photography, Kyoto, Japan, “KOUFUKURON”

Group Shows and Art Fairs
2023    FOTOZOFIO 2023. Kyoto, Japan
2022 UNKNOWN ASIA 2022, Osaka, Japan
2022 GALLERY APA , Nagoya-city, Japan
2022 FOTOZOFIO 2022, Kyoto, Japan
2022    Nadar Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2021 Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
2021 The Art Room, Venice, Italy
2021 Portrait Of Japan,  Tokyo, Japan
2021 Photoplace Gallery, Vermont, USA
2020   CASO Seaside Gallery, Osaka, japan

Awards, Prizes and Honorable Mentions 
IPA- International Photography Awards 2022  / "A woman on the bridge"
TIFA - Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021
         People-Life Style "Street Life Style"/ Honorable Mention
         People-Portrait "A woman in the rain" / Honorable Mention
         Fine Art "The lonely world" / Official Selection
         Cityscapes "Monuments of human desire" / Official Selection
IPA- International Photography Awards 2021 
         Deeper Perspective "KOUFUKURON"/ Honorable Mention
         Portrait "Me, 2021"/ Bronze  
         Fine Art "Non Color-Coded People"/ Honorable Mention   
         Street Photography "Signature"/ Honorable Mention   
         Street Photography "Such Japanese"/ Honorable Mention
         Cityscapes "Monuments of Human Desire"/ Honorable Mention   
Portrait Of Japan 2021/  "Street Life Style" / Shortlist
PhotoPlace Gallery / Open Call 2021 "The Lonely World"/ Winner 
7th Fine Art Photography Awards / Conceptual "To Live"/ Nominee 
Taisuke Sato Photography
Office, Studio           map
1103, 3-6-17, Marunouchi, Naka-ku
Nagoya-city, Aichi, Japan 460-0002  

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