Born 1964 in Osaka. Became a photographer after having worked in the nightclub, street-stall and transportation businesses. He continues to shoot people belonging to minority groups such as biker and other gangs, kogal, foreigners, etc., while at once also contributing to the education of younger generations by hosting the photo workshop “resist”. In 2002, he instantly received attention when his photo book Bosozoku was published by the UK-based Trolley Books, after which he went on to participate in numerous group exhibitions outside Japan. He also took part in the exhibition “GOTH: Reality of the Departed World” at Yokohama Museum of Art in 2007. Photo books include Nippon Takaine (Nippon Expensive!) (1999), Moshiwake Gozaimasen (For These Naked Apologies) (2000), Gothic and Lolita (’07), the semi-autobiographical Hetare (’05) about his life in Osaka’s Juso district, and I’m Sorry (’13).
Exhibitions of Masayuki YOSHINAGA
Kou INOSE, Takayuki OGAWA, Takashi KIJIMA, Seiji KURATA, Eiichiro SAKATA, Hajime SAWATARI, Toshio SHIBATA, Issei SUDA, Masato SETO, Yoshihiro TATSUKI, Masatoshi NAITO, Sakiko NOMURA, Daido MORIYAMA, Eikoh HOSOE, Masayuki YOSHINAGA, Gozo YOSHIMASU, Kohei YOSHIYUKI, William KLEIN, Sarah MOON
2014.11.5(Wed.) - 11.30(Sun.)
Closed on Monday,Tuesday
*The Gallery will be open on Monday,November 24,as this day is a public holiday.