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GRAF

GRAF

Japanese

Place of Birth
Japan

Nationality
Japanese

Place of Residence
Tokyo,Japan

Official Site
www.graf-publishers.com

Studies/Work-Études/Travail

www.graf-publishers.com

GRAF est un label photographique et éditeur japonais créé par Shuhei MOTOYAMA, Hiroki MATSUI, Toshiyasu NISHIKIDO et Ryo KATAYAMA.

S’intéressant à la documentation de “l’instant” en tant qu’essence même de la photographie mais également comme leur propre but, ils ont alors lancé le magazine photographique GRAF le 22 janvier 2012. Le groupe continue depuis la publication de GRAF ainsi que leurs propres travaux.
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GRAF is a photographic publishing label established by MOTOYAMA Shuhei, MATSUI Hiroki, NISHIKIDO Toshiyasu and KATAYAMA Ryo.

Recognizing documentation of “this moment” as both the essence of photography and their own goal, they launched the photographic coterie magazine GRAF on January 22, 2012. The group has since continued to publish GRAF and the members’ works.

Solo exhibitions/Expositions personnelles


2012.01 KATAYAMA Ryo GRAF Inaugural Exhibition (asagaya MUNCH!! / Asagaya, Tokyo)
2012.01 GRAF GRAF Slide & Poster Exhibition in Sorajyuku (Sorajyuku / Negishi, Tokyo)
2012.01 MOTOYAMA Shuhei Photo City Sagamihara 2011 Professional Division Award Exhibition (Shinjuku Nikon Salon / Shinjuku, Tokyo)
2012.03 MOTOYAMA Shuhei Daikaido Exhibition – Exhibitor (Sorajyuku / Negishi, Tokyo)
2012.04 MATSUI Hiroki Suichu-Megane Solo Exhibition (Kodoji bar / Shinjuku, Tokyo)
2012.05 GRAF vol.02 Publishing Event(asagaya MUNCH!! / Asagaya, Tokyo)
2012.06 MOTOYAMA Shuhei Photography Today 4: in their persistent endeavors to meet the world – Exhibitor(The National Museum of Modern Art / Takebashi, Tokyo)
2012.07 MOTOYAMA Shuhei Café de Paris Exhibition – Exhibitor (Gallery BZero / Kyobashi, Osaka)
2012.07 GRAF & MOTOYAMA Shuhei Contemporary Japanese Photo-books – Exhibitors (The Photographers’ Gallery / London, England)
2012.07 GRAF vol.02 Exhibition: To Nara Guest photographer: DODO Takeshi (gallery10:06 / Tenjinbashisuji Rokuchome, Osaka)
2012.09 GRAF vol.03 Exhibition: Shizuoka, Crossing Mt. Fuji Guest photographer: TANIGUCHI Masanori (Visual Arts Gallery・Tokyo / Waseda, Tokyo)
2012.09 GRAF THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2012 – Exhibitor at the ONAKA Koji booth (Kyoto University of Art and Design・Tohoku University of Art and Design, Gaien Campus / Aoyama, Tokyo)
2012.11 KATAYAMA Ryo TOKYO COPY Solo Exhibition (Bar Chotto / Koenji, Tokyo)
2012.12 MATSUI Hiroki mainichi GRAF Solo Exhibition (Bar Chotto / Koenji, Tokyo)
2013.01 GRAF vol.04 Exhibition: Oita, The Moon on the Bungo Channel
     Guest photographer: FUKUYAMA Emi (platform 02 / Beppu, Oita)
2013.02 MATSUI Hiroki KITAKAZE-2012 Solo Exhibition (Shinjyuku Hanazono Golden-gai Kodoji / Shinjyuku, Tokyo)
2013.05 MATSUI Hiroki KITAKAZE Solo Exhibition (Totem Pole Photo Gallery / Yotsuya, Tokyo)
2013.05 MATSUI Hiroki KITAKAZE Solo Exhibition (Kyushu Visual Arts Gallery / Hakata, Fukuoka)
2013.05 GRAF vol.05 Slide Projection: Fukuoka Monochrome (FUCA / Hirao, Fukuoka)
2013.06 NISHIKIDO Toshiyasu Excessive Love Group Exhibition (Art Space Baku / Tenjin, Fukuoka)
2013.06 Nishikido Toshiyasu Fukuoka Rewind Solo Exhibition (Shinjyuku Hanazono Golden-gai Kodoji / Shinjyuku, Tokyo)
2013.09 GRAF vol.06 Exhibition: 20130401 Guest photographer: SATO Haruna・MATSUTANI Tomomi (gallery fukka / Jinbo-cho, Tokyo)
2013.09 GRAF THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2013 (Kyoto University of Art and Design・Tohoku University of Art and Design, Gaien Campus / Aoyama, Tokyo)
2013.09  GRAF GAWⅧ Exhibition(Shinjyuku Hanazono Golden-gai / Shinjyuku, Tokyo)
2013.10 Nishikido Toshiyasu Life in Amakusa – A full-color reference vol.1 Solo Exhibition (Art Space Baku / Tenjin, Fukuoka)
2013.11 Nishikido Toshiyasu Life in Amakusa – A full-color reference vol.1 Solo Exhibition (Amakusalone / Amakusa, Kumamoto)
2014.01 GRAF vol.07 Exhibition: Heart of the photograph Guest photographer: MIYAZAWA Saho (TOTEM POLE PHOTO GALLERY / Shinjyuku, Tokyo)
2014.01 GRAF Exhibition: Heart of the GRAF (BLOOM GALERY / Jyuso, Osaka)
2014.03 MATSUI Hiroki Mainichi GRAF2 Solo Exhibition (KODOJI Bar / Shinjyuku, Tokyo)

Publications

2012.01 GRAF vol.01 Hometown (Inaugural issue)
2012.04 MATSUI Hiroki photo booklet Suichu-Megane
2012.05  GRAF vol.02 To Nara
2012.08 GRAF vol.03 Shizuoka, Crossing Mt. Fuji

2012.11 KATAYAMA Ryo photo booklet TOKYO COPY
2012.12 GRAF vol.04 Oita, The Moon on the Bungo Channel
2013.01 KATAYAMA Ryo photo booklet AICHI COPY
2013.04 MATSUI Hiroki photo book KITAKAZE
2013.05 GRAF vol.05 Fukuoka Monochrome
2013.05 KATAYAMA Ryo photo booklet FUKUOKA COPY
2013.09 GRAF vol.06 20130401
2013.09 MATSUI Hiroki photo book KURAGE
2013.09 KATAYAMA Ryo photo booklet EHIME COPY
2013.09 NISHIKIDO Toshiyasu photo book Life in Amakusa – A full-color reference vol.1
2014.01 GRAF vol.07 Heart of the photograph
2014.01 KATAYAMA Ryo photo booklet NAGANO COPY

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GRAF dans la presse…/Magazine articles

2012.01 Asahi Camera February issue – Article on GRAF
2012.04 Nippon Camera May issue – Article on GRAF
2012.06 Nippon Camera July issue – Article on MOTOYAMA Shuhei
2012.07 Nippon Camera, August issue – A gravure from MATSUI Hiroki’s Suichu-Megane
2012.07 Nippon Camera, August issue – A review of MOTOYAMA Shuhei’s Photography Today 4: in their persistent endeavors to meet the world exhibition

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