楠本涼 / Ryo Kusumoto

biography

楠本涼 / Ryo Kusumoto

Photographer/Cinematographer based in Kyoto, JAPAN.


Ryo(b.1982, Tokushima) studied Evolutionary developmental biology at graduated school of Tokushima University. While working for new pharmaceutical development (2007-2010), he technically and philosophically studied photography and exhibited his work as a gallery recommended photographer from JAPAN in Seoul photo festival 2010.

Since 2011, he works an independent photographer. In addition to shooting for newspapers, magazines, he also produces company advertisement videography, too.

He got selected award of The 15th Hikoma Ueno award in 2014. After that, he exhibited in the Ryosoku-in, sub-temple within the grounds of Kennin-ji temple, about traditional painter project.

He was awarded the 2nd prize of the Yonosuke Natori photo award 2017 sponsored by Japan professional photographers society. And His latest work “Renjishi” was shortlisted of Unseen dummy award 2018. He is interested in the universality seen in personal history, and while mainly making a documentary approach.

e-mail: ryo.ksmt@gmail.com

TEL: +81-90-3923-4354

Solo Exhibition

2018 #Solo-Exhibition, an another Renjishi, Jyunkyo Oishi Memorial hall, Wakayama, Japan

2018 #Solo-Exhibition, an another Renjishi, Togakushi Tourist Information Center, Nagano, Japan

2017 #Solo-Exhibition, bow, AMS gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2016 #Solo-Exhibition, bow, be-Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

2016 #Solo-Exhibition, Voice of Shakuson first period, Ryosokuin-temple, Kyoto, Japan

2016 #Solo-Exhibition, LIFE, Laatikkomo gallery, Finland

2012 #Solo-Exhibition, Transition of Small Saterights after 3.11, INSTEAPLIGHT, Tokyo, Japan

2012 #Solo-Exhibition, Re:3.11 monster quake in Japan, GalleryG, Aichi, Japan

2011 #Solo-Exhibition, Re:3.11 monster quake in Japan, Maruyamayushindo gallery, Osaka, Japan

2011 #Solo-Exhibition, Re:3.11 monster quake in Japan, Spectrum gallery, Osaka, Japan

GroupExhibition

2018 #Group-Exhibition, Photo book as object/Photo book who cares, Massey Univ., Wellington, New Zealand

2018 #Group-Exhibition, The 13th Yonosuke Natori award, Fukushima Citizensʼ Gallery, Fukushima, Japan

2018 #Group-Exhibition, The 13th Yonosuke Natori award, Fujifilm Photo Salon, Osaka, Japan

2018 #Group-Exhibition, The 13th Yonosuke Natori award, Fujifilm Photo Salon, Tokyo, Japan

2017 #Group-Exhibition, Photo book as object, Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan

2017 #Group-Exhibition, Futariten, Awa-bank plaza, Tokushima, Japan

2015 #Group-Exhibition, Art Short Boot 2015, gallery Main, Kyoto, Japan

2015 #Group-Exhibition, The 15th Hikoma Ueno award, Higashikawa Bunka Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan

2015 #Group-Exhibition, The 15th Hikoma Ueno award, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatle, Tokyo, Japan

2015 #Group-Exhibition, The 15th Hikoma Ueno award, Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Hukuoka, Japan

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

2011 #Group-Exhibition, 81lab 5th anniversary photo exhibition, Shinsaibashi Athens, Osaka, Japan

Art Festival

2018 #Festival, Kudoyama art week, Wakayama, Japan

2018 #Festival, Photo Bangkok 2018 exhibition, Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand

2018 #Festival, Photobook NZ exhibition, Wellington, New Zealand

2017 #Festival, 7th Dali Internal Photography Exhibition, Dali, China

2016 #Festival, Kyotographie 2016 KG+exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

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

Award

2018 #Award, Unseen dummy award 2018 shortlist nominated.

2017 #Award, The 13th Yonosuke Natori photo award encouragement prize

2014 #Award, The 15th Hikoma Ueno photo award selected prize

2009 #Award, Yomiuri-Newspaper photo award 2009 fine work

2009 #Award, Yomiuri-Newspaper photo award 2009 monthly fine work twice

Publication, TV, talk and so on.

2018 #talk, RINRI Corporate Membership Organization, Hikone, Japan

2018 #radio, Kudoyama art week, FM Hashimoto, Japan

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

2018 #magazine, An another Renjishi, ASAHI CAMERA, Japan

2017 #magazine, message from documentary photographer, CAPA magazine, Japan

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

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

2017 #web magazine, Photographer Ryo Kusumoto, 70Seeds web magazine, Japan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012 #web news, flavor of Sanriku, LIVEonWIRE JOURNAL, Japan

2012 #web news, Transition of small settlements, LIVEonWIRE JOURNAL, Japan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2010 #magazine, JAKKOUSENI, 81lab magazine vol.17, Japan 

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

My 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