楠本涼 / Ryo Kusumoto

biography

Ryo Kusumoto

Photographer/Cinematographer based in Kyoto, JAPAN.

Ryo(b.1982, Tokushima) studied Biotechnology at the graduated school of Tokushima University.


In 2010, he exhibited his work “merging borders” and “surround” during the Seoul photo festival. Since 2011, he has been working as an independent photographer. In addition to shooting for newspapers, magazines, and advertising, he produces videography, too. In 2014, he got selected award of The 15th Hikoma Ueno award, and his work “bow” was exhibited in Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and so on. In 2016, he exhibited “voice of Shakuson”, about a traditional ink painter, in the Ryosoku-in, sub-temple within the grounds of Kennin-ji temple. In 2017, he was awarded the 2nd prize of the Yonosuke Natori photo award sponsored by Japan professional photographers society.


His 1st artist book “Renjishi” was entirely made by him, has been sold in 68 editions. It shortlisted of Unseen dummy award 2018, cosmos pdf award 2019, and Fiebre dummy award 2019. Some of them are now collected in the Musée de l’Elysée/Switzerland and so on.

Solo

Exhibition

2021 Renjishi, Kyotographie Permanent Space DELTA, Kyoto, Japan

2020 an another Renjishi, Sabou-Kohibito, Shiga, Japan

2018 an another Renjishi, Jyunkyo Oishi Memorial hall, Wakayama, Japan

2018 an another Renjishi, Togakushi Tourist Information Center, Nagano, Japan

2017 bow, AMS gallery, Kyoto, Japan2016 bow, be-Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

2016 The voice of Shakuson first period, Ryosokuin-temple, Kyoto, Japan

2016 LIFE, Laatikkomo gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland

2012 Transition of Small Saterights after 3.11, INSTEAPLIGHT, Tokyo, Japan

2012 Re:3.11 monster quake in Japan, GalleryG, Aichi, Japan

2011 Re:3.11 monster quake in Japan, Maruyamayushindo gallery, Osaka, Japan

2011 Re:3.11 monster quake in Japan, Spectrum gallery, Osaka, Japan

Group

Exhibition

2020 Marugoto-Museum, Honganji-temple, Kyoto, Japan

2019 Belfast Photo Festival/Unseen dummy award 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2018 Unseen Photo Festival 2018/dummy book, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2018 Photo book as object/Photo book who cares, Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand

2018 Photo book as object/Photo book who cares, Massey Univ., Wellington, New Zealand

2018 The 13th Yonosuke Natori award, Fukushima Citizensʼ Gallery, Fukushima, Japan

2018 The 13th Yonosuke Natori award, Fujifilm Photo Salon, Osaka, Japan

2018 The 13th Yonosuke Natori award, Fujifilm Photo Salon, Tokyo, Japan

2017 Japanese photobook selection, Daili, China

2017 Photo book as object, Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan

2017 Futariten, Awa-bank plaza, Tokushima, Japan

2015 Art Short Boot 2015, gallery Main, Kyoto, Japan

2015 The 15th Hikoma Ueno award, Higashikawa Bunka Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan

2015 The 15th Hikoma Ueno award, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatle, Tokyo, Japan

2015 The 15th Hikoma Ueno award, Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Hukuoka, Japan

2014 81lab×Cityrat-press exhibition, Shinsaibashi Athens, Osaka, Japan

2011 81lab 5th anniversary photo exhibition, Shinsaibashi Athens, Osaka, Japan

2010 Gallery at the Hyatt Recommendation, COEX-Hall, Seoul, Korea

2009 Now here nowhere, Photocom, Osaka, Japan

Festival / Fair

2019 Marugoto-Museum 2019, Kyoto, Japan

2019 Polycopies 2019, Paris, France

2019 Fiebre Photobook Festival 2019, Madrid, Spain

2019 Tokyo Art Book Fair 2019, Tokyo, Japan

2019 Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2018 Kudoyama art week, Wakayama, Japan

2018 Unseen Amsterdam2018, Amsterdam, Nederland

2018 Photo Bangkok 2018 exhibition, Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand

2018 Photobook NZ, Wellington, New Zealand

2017 7th Dali Internal Photography Exhibition, Dali, China

2016 Kyotographie 2016 KG+exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

2010 Seoul photo Festival 2010, Coex Hall, Seoul, Korea

Award

2019 Fiebre dummy book award 2019 shortlist nominated

2019 COSMOS PDF Award 2019 shortlist nominated

2019 Kyotographie 2019 Portfolio Reviewers picks

2018 Unseen dummy award 2018 shortlist nominated

2017 The 13th Yonosuke Natori photo award encouragement prize

2014 The 15th Hikoma Ueno photo award selected prize

2009 Yomiuri-Newspaper photo award 2009 fine work

2009 Yomiuri-Newspaper photo award 2009 monthly fine work twice

Publish

2019 Renjishi, self-publishimg

Collection

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Biblioteca de San Telmo / Gabriela Cendoya Bergareche Collection, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

and some personal and corporate collections

TV, talk and so on.

2018 RINRI Corporate Membership Organization, Hikone, Japan

2018 Kudoyama art week, FM Hashimoto, Japan

2018 An another Renjishi, Osaka culture web magazine VOICE, Japan

2018 An another Renjishi, ASAHI CAMERA, Japan

2017 message from documentary photographer, CAPA magazine, Japan

2017 The 13th Yonosuke Natori photo award, Digital camera watch, Japan

2017 The 13th Yonosuke Natori photo award, Tokushima News Paper, Japan

2017 Photographer Ryo Kusumoto, 70Seeds web magazine, Japan

2017 Artist book and invitation to the story, Mirage Gallery, Japan

2017 貌 -bow-, JRT Shikoku Broadcasting TV GOJICAL, Japan

2015 Four Documentarist by DOT., PAX Coworking, Tokyo, Japan

2014 Sunday Mainichi Mar.1st, Voice of picture, Japan

2014 photographic lecture by DOT., COS-Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

2014 photographic lecture by DOT., Gallery 9, Kyoto, Japan

2012 PHaT PHOTO vol.11-12, PHOTOGRAPHER Osaka 100 Voices, Japan

2012 Transition of small settlements vol.2, LIVEonWIRE JOURNAL, Japan

2012 flavor of Sanriku, LIVEonWIRE JOURNAL, Japan

2012 Transition of small settlements, LIVEonWIRE JOURNAL, Japan

2012 monster quake in japan, CHUBU-NIPPON BROADCASTING radio GOGOICHI!, Japan

2012 Transition of small settlements, 81Lab magazine vol.23, Japan

2011 Transition of small settlements, JRT Shikoku Broadcasting Radio DOYOWIDE, Japan

2011 Transition of small settlements, JRT Shikoku Broadcasting TV GOJICAL, Japan

2011 Photographers activity in Rikuzentakata, The SANKEI News paper, Japan

2011 comings and goings -KOHECHI-, 81Lab magazine vol.21, Japan

2010 Permanent ceasefire, 81lab magazine vol.18, Japan

2010 JAKKOUSENI, 81lab magazine vol.17, Japan

2009 merging borders, 81lab magazine vol.16, Japan

Selected

Clients

The Asahi Shinbun Company/Asahi Shinbun Publications Inc/SHUEISYA Inc/amana Inc./NewsPicks, Inc./THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS/Nikkei Business Publications, Inc./Yahoo Japan Corporation/Korocolor Publishers/140B Co.,Ltd./

ZIZO Co.,Ltd./WORD.Inc/KEIHANSHIN Lmagazine Co., Ltd./ Loftwork Inc./H&K Global Connections/JAPAN BUDDHIST FEDERATION/AMBER PHOTO Co.,Ltd./CUBIC DESIGN INC. and so on