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Biography

 
小関一成.kazuakikoseki.写真家.風景写真家.自然写真家
 
 

写真家
小関一成

Photographer

Kazuaki Koseki


1977 born in Yamagata, Japan.
His work is devoted to the landscape of Yamagata and Tohoku, Japan. Evoking the five senses through the four seasons, he photographs the world—weaving the mountains, the forests, and the rivers together.
 

I was born in Yamagata, Japan, to a family that runs a photo studio that takes family photos and portraits.
He has been familiar with photography since he was a child, and now he continues to photograph the nature of Yamagata and Tohoku with the theme of "the world woven by mountains, forests, and rivers" and  "connection"  while continuing to photograph people at the photo studio.
This is because I became familiar with fly fishing from 20s and naturally felt awe.
This is to convey and protect the many problems that I have felt while walking in mountains, forests and rivers, such as "nature that changes due to Global warming" and "environmental problems".
 
Including the award at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021,LensCulture Critics' Choice 2021, BigPicture Nature world Photography Competition 2021,Photoville FENCE 2020, 
He has received numerous awards at home and abroad.
It has received international acclaim, including photo exhibitions in the World Economic Forum Davos,the Natural History Museum in London, the California Academy of Sciences, 11 cities in North America, and Russia, as well as being published in the National Geographic web edition and the Japanese edition of National Geographic magazine.
2022 Published the art book "Forest of Misty Vision" (TOSEI Publishing Co.)
 

写真家

小関 一成


1977年山形生れ.山形県山形市在住

山形の写真館コセキ二代目として、ポートレート撮影をしながら
今を生きる山形で、四季を通じて「五感」を呼び起こし、山と森と川が織りなす世界を写し続けている。作品は、山形と東北の風景に捧げられています。
 
山形の写真館の家に生まれ、幼少期より写真に親しみ、現在も写真館で人物撮影を続けながら、「山と森と川の形」と「繋がり」をテーマに山形や東北の自然を撮影し続けています。それは、20代の頃からフライフィッシングに親しみ、自然への畏敬の念を抱いたからであり、山や森や川を歩きながら感じた多くの「地球温暖化によって変化する自然」や「環境問題」などの問題を伝え、保護するため活動を続けている。
 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021,LensCulture Critics' Choice 2021,Photoville FENCE 2020,BigPicture Nature world Photography Competition 2021での受賞をはじめ、国内外で多数受賞。
世界経済フォーラム(ダボス会議),ロンドン自然史博物館、カリフォルニア科学アカデミー、北米11都市、ロシアでの写真展示やNational Geographic web版、ナショナルジオグラフィック誌日本版への掲載など国際的評価を得ている。
2022年「霧幻の水森」(冬青社)を出版。
 

 

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 2022 Kazuaki Koseki Exhibition「Forest of Misty Vision -Lake Shirakawa-」(Tokyo, Roppongi, FUJIFILM SQUARE)
         小関一成写真展「霧幻の水森 -Lake Shirakawa-」  
         【Tokyo】2022.2.18〜3.3 (Tokyo, Roppongi, FUJIFILM SQUARE)
   【Osaka】2022.7.1〜7.14 (Osaka, FUJIFILM PhotoSalon)
   【Yamagata】2022.8.19〜8.25 (Yamagata, Yuusoukan)
 2018 Kazuaki Koseki Photo Exhibition Breath ~ the breath of the earth ~(Tokyo,Kamiyatyo,Cafe Papier)
 
Selected Group Exhibition 
 
 2022 「World Economic Forum Davos 2022」 (Davos,Switzerland)2022,5.22〜5.26
 2021 「WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR」(Nature History Museum,London,UK) 2021.10.15〜2022.6.5
 2021 「BigPicture Natural World Photography」(California Academy of Sciences,USA) 2021.10.16〜2022.4.24
 2021 「I Wonder if You Can」(Italy, Siena) 2021.10.15〜12.5
 2021 TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT 2021 Exhibition(Linz City Hall, Austria)
 2020 「SECRET POWER OF A TALE」 (Center of Photography “March”,Russia,Yekaterinburg)
        「Summer Fairies」Series Exhibit
 2020 Photoville FENCE the 9th edition(America,Atlanta,Brooklyn,Denver,Durham,Houston,the Metro,
         New Orleans,Sarasota,Seattle,Winchester,Canada,Calgary)「Summer Fairies」Series Exhibit
 2020 PX3 PHOTO PRIZE2019 (Paris,Espace Beaurepaire)
 2019 PX3 PHOTO PRIZE2019 (Paris,Espace Beaurepaire)
 2019 TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT 2019 Exhibition(Linz City Hall, Austria)
 2018 PX3 PHOTO PRIZE2018 (Paris,Espace Beaurepaire)
 2018 WPC2018 Winning Work Exhibition (Tokyo,Portrait Gallery)
 
 
 
Art Book.写真集
2022 霧幻の水森(冬青社)「Forest of Misty Vision」TOSEI publishing Co.,Ltd
 
 
Features/Publications . 掲載/出版物
 
 2022 LensCulture Critics’ Choice 2021 Photobook(USA)
 2022 Collaboration on Instagram with the Natural History Museum(posting works for a week)
 2022 *National Geographic Japan,May 2022 issue(2022年5月号巻頭特集掲載)
 2022 metromin.LOCALRYTHM May 2022 issue(Japan,Tokyo)(メトロミニッツ2022年5月号特集記事掲載)
 2022 Bimonthly Fukeishashin March-April issue(Japan,Tokyo)(風景写真2022年3-4月号特集記事掲載)
 2021 WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Portfolio31(UK,London)
 2021 Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021 Competion Main Visual Published
 2021 TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT LUXURY EDITION 2021(Austria,Linz)
 2020 LensCulture Exposure Award 2020 Competion Visual Published
 2020 What will you remenber?/Fragmentary Blue(USA)
 2020 Thinking About Photography/Photography and Nature June 20th - August 15th(USA)
 2020 Px3 2020 Annual Book(France,Paris)
 2019 LensCulture Amerging Talent Award 2019 Competion Visual Published
 2019 Px3 2019 Annual Book(France,Paris)
 2019 TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT LUXURY EDITION 2019(Austria,Linz)
 2018 National geographic『Colorful Travel Photos From Around the World』
 2018 National geographic『Majestic Mountain Views From Around the World』
 2018 National geographic JapanNational geographic web日本版
 2018 National geographic UKNational geographic webイギリス版
 2018 National geographic SpainNational geographic webスペイン版
 2018 National geographic IndonesiaNational geographic webインドネシア版
 2018 National geographic TaiwanNational geographic web台湾版
 2018 National Geographic YourShot DailyDozen
 2018 Px3 2018 Annual Book(France,Paris)
 2018 Best of the Best Photographers 2018  (ONEEYELAND)
 
 NHK、朝日新聞、読売新聞、毎日新聞、山形新聞、河北新報など
 
 Editorial Work 
 
National Geographic Japan、メトロミニッツ(スターツ出版)、価格.comマガジン、フライロッダーズ(地球丸)、おもちゃのムック(普遊舎),Trout Stage(釣り東北)
 
Corporate Work

山形県(真山形)、山形アドビューロ、フジドリームエアラインズ、Rio Brewing&Co.
 
Award
 2022 Nature's Best Photography Asia 2021/Highly Honored Landscape
 2022 International Landscape of the Year 2021 (ILPOTY) TOP202+  
 2022 PX3 2022 - GOLD Winner Professional - Nature/ Seasons Category
 2022 IPA 2022 - Honorable Mention Professional/Book,Fine Art
 
 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021/Highly Commended / Wetlands-The Bigger Picture
 2021 LensCulture Critics' Choice Award 2021 Winner (Critics' Pick/Chris Pichler selected/Nazraeli Press) 
 2021 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition Finalist / Landscapes, Waterscapes, and flora Category
 2021 Siena Creative Photo Awards 2021 Commended /Nature&Landscape

 2021 TIFA 2021 - GOLD Winner Professional - Nature/ Seasons Category
 2021 MIFA 2021 - SILVER Winner Professional - Nature/ Seasons Category
 2021 Smithsonian Magazine /Photo of the day21.Apr,2021
 2021 Monovisions Photography Awards 2021 Honorable Mention/Nature and Wildlife
 2021 FAPA(Fine Art Photography Awards) Nominee Professional - Nature
 2021 FAPA(Fine Art Photography Awards) Nominee Professional - Wildlife/Animals
 
 2020 Photoville FENCE the 9th edition national winner
 2020 TIFA 2020 - GOLD Winner Professional - Nature/ Seasons Category
 2020 MIFA 2020 - GOLD Winner Professional - Nature/ Seasons Category
 2020 PX3 2020 - Bronze Winner Professional - Nature/ Seasons Category
 2020 PX3 2020 - Honorable Mention Professional - Nature/tree Category
 2020 BIFA 2020 - Bronze Winner Professional - Nature/ Trees Category
 2020 Smithsonian Magazine /Photo of the day/07.Apr,2020
 2020 Smithsonian Magazine /Photo of the day/05.Sep,2020
 2020 WPE Awards Silver Prize
 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020  Semi-Finalist
 2020 Smithsonian Photo Contest 2019 Semi-Finalist
 2020 FAPA(Fine Art Photography Awards) Nominee Professional - Night Photography
 
 2019 PX3 2019 - Silver Winner 2nd Prize Professional - Nature/ Seasons Category
 2019 ONE EYELAND Landscape Photographers 2019 JAPAN RANK#1
 2019 ONE EYELAND Photography Awards 2018 Bronze
 2019 Bifa 2019 - Bronze Professional - Nature/ Trees Category
 2019 IPA 2019 - Honorable Mention Professional - Nature/seasons Category
 2019 FAPA(Fine Art Photography Awards) Nominee Professional - Landscape
 2019 第13回日本写真館賞 白鳥真太郎審査員特別賞
 2019 第65回全国展フォトコンテスト第一部入選
 2018 PX3 2018 - Silver Winner Professional - Nature/ Seasons Category
 2018 PX3 2018 - Bronze Winner Professional - Nature/ Water Category
 2018 PX3 2018 - Honorable Mention Professional - Nature/tree Category
 2018 IPA 2018 - Honorable Mention Professional - Nature/trees Category
 2018 ONeEyeland World’s Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2018 Photo Contest Bronze winner Professional - winter
 2017 WPC2018 Japan representative photographer
 2017 写真のワールドカップWPC2018日本代表
 2017 National geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest Finalist
 2017 第63回全国展フォトコンテスト第一部入選
 2017 第11回日本写真館賞第5部 優秀賞