友長勇介 / TOMONAGA Yusuke
TOMONAGA, who was strongly inspired by the Fifth Generation filmmakers such as Tian Zhuangzhuang, Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou, studied at the Beijing Film Academy, the Department of Chinese Language and Literature. After returning to Japan, he worked as an assistant to film director HARA Kazuo as well as recording engineer TSURUMAKI Yutaka and TAKIZAWA Osamu.
Afterwards, TOMONAGA continued his education in photography at the Faculty of Arts, Tokyo Polytechnic University and participated in the photography workshop ‘CORPUS 16th’ (lectured by YAMAGUCHI Gen, OTSUKA Tsutomu, MORIYAMA Daido, and SAIMON Fujio).
His first photo exhibition ‘Beijing Solution’ featured the images he photographed in Beijing in 1999 with monochrome films. Since then, monochrome film has been his first choice for his photography.
TOMONAGA is currently working on a project in Taiwan, which has been suspended due to coronavirus. As soon as the travel ban is lifted, he is willing to resume the project and present it to the world.
1972 Born in Osaka
1994 Completed Beijing Dian Ying Xue Yuan in China
1996-97 Assistant director for Movie Director Mr.Kazuo Hara in Shisso Production
2000 Completed Tokyo Polytechnic University photograph course
2000 Participated in Workshop “CORPUS ”the 16stage
2001 Completed Inter Medium Institute
SELECTED SOLD EXHIBITIONS
2000 “Beijing Solution ”― Konica Plaza, Tokyo
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2001 “The 17 th HITOTSUBO Photo Exhibition, ”― Guardian Garden, Tokyo
2007 “ New visions of Japanese Photography ”― Refind nest gallery, Shanghai, China
2018 TAIWAN PHOTO 2018 “Cat” ShinKong Mitsukoshi (Taipei, Taiwan)
2019 “1839 Contemporary Gallery x gallery 176 Exchange Exhibition in Taipei”“Okinawa”―1839 Contemporary Gallery,Taipei, Taiwan
1999 Tokyo Polytechnic University Fox-Talbot Prize Fine Work
2000 Tokyo Polytechnic University photograph course Excellent prize
1999 Tokyo Polytechnic University gallery, Tokyo
2000 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi 2001
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi2003
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi2006
Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Shanghai