Koji Onaka (Tokyo, Japan)
Koji Onaka(b.1960) is a photographer. He was born in Fukuoka prefecture and based in Tokyo.
When he was high school, began darkroom work.
1980, He met with Daido Moriyama at a photo school and after that, invaited to an independent gallery CAMP.
He opend private gallery KAIDO in Shinjuku and started monthly exhibition for 4 years from1988.
He has 11 photo books, the first publication is "Seitaka-awadachiso" 1991, 5th book "slow boat" was republished by Schaden.com.
His work has changed from monochrome to color in 1999.
Almost all his works are taken on travel and it is printed by his hands at a darkroom.
He recived The Photographic Society of Japan new photographer prize.
Selected Recent Solo Exhibition
2010
[Tokyo Candy box] Le Plac'Art Photo, Paris
2010
[Horse & Cactus 2] EMON Photo Gallery, Tokyo
2009
[SEITAKA-AWADACHISO/NOGATA] Tanio Musium, Fukuoka
2008
[The Dog in France] Nadar, Osaka
2007
[Horse&Cactus- in Mexico] EMON Photo Gallery, Tokyo
2007
[DRAGONFLY] Chukyo University gallery C・Square, Nagoya
2006
[GARSSHOPPER] ZEIT FOTO SALON, Tokyo
2005
[Latvia, Spain] Visual Arts gallery, Tokyo
2003
[MATATABI] ZEIT FOTO SALON, Tokyo
2003
[slow boaat] photographers' gallery, Tokyo
Selected Group Exhibition
2011
[Human And Territories] PHOTO 4, Paris
2009-2011
[Voayages] The Japan Foundation, Paris France/Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of photography and other some country.
2009
[THE MANILA BOX] Kaida gallery Manila Phillipin
2007
[Japan Caught by Camera] Shanghai Musium China
2007
[RECENT ACQUISITIONS] Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2002-2003
[BLACK OUT/Contemporary Japanese Photography ] The Japan Foundation, Roma,Paris, Tokyo