Toshiya Murakoshi “turn back the hands of time” 2009, gelatin silver print, image size: 24.8 x 24.8 cm, paper size: 27.9 x 35.6 cm © Toshiya Murakoshi

Toshiya Murakoshi was born in 1980 in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture. He graduated from Nippon Photography Institute in 2003. Currently based in Tokyo, Murakoshi has shot his hometown since 2006 and continuously produced serene, yet powerful, landscape images that appear to trace his memories of time spent in his hometown. In 2009, he established the gallery “TAP” in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Tokyo. He received the Photographic Society of Japan Newcomer’s Award in 2011. In 2015, he received the Sagamihara Photograph New Face Incentive Award. His works are included in the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His solo exhibitions include “timelessness” at Konica Minolta Plaza (Tokyo, 2008), “uncertain” at Shinjuku Nikon Salon (Tokyo, 2009), “kusa wo fumuoto [sound of stepping on grass]” at Fukushima Airport (Fukushima, 2012), and “Burn After Seeing” at Kichijoji Art Museum, Musashino City (Tokyo, 2014). His photobooks include RAINY DAYS (Sokyusha, 2006), until and unless (TAP, 2010), calendula (TAP, 2011), turn back the hands of time (Taka Ishii Gallery / TAP, 2013) and tuning and release (Toseisha, 2016).

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