Nao Tsuda 津田 直

"We have a history of defining the world's visible but not yet of invisible" -- Nao Tsuda


 Born in Kobe 1976, Nao Tsuda is a photographer who is dedicated to depicting the relationship between human and nature and interpreting the invisible world in his photography.


Tsuda has been publishing his photography on landscapes since 2001, including the following main series: "Coming Closer" (2001-2004), "Kogi" (2005-2009), "SMOKE LINE" (2008), "Rera Faraway" (2009), "Storm Last Night" (2010), REBORN (2010-), Earth Rain House (2012), SAMELAND (2014), NAGA (2015), TRIBUTE FROM GREEN FOREST (2015), and Grassland Tears (2016). A number of works from these series have been shown internationally. With his unique view toward nature and his sincere approach to the timeless theme: the relationship between photography and time, Tsuda is spotlighted as a cutting-edge, who is cultivating a new trend of the landscape photography in 21st century. He photographs objects, such as lakes, surface of mountains, cloudy fogs, winds and paths of the moon from hardly distinguishable distances or angles in an effort to break out of, or beyond the limit of photographic expression. In recent years, Tsuda has been actively showing his works not only at galleries, but also in solo and group exhibitions at museums.


 In 2010, Tsuda won the Minister of Educational Award for New Artist in Fine Arts in 2010 and since 2013, he has been teaching as a visiting associate professor of Osaka University of Arts. His Publications include Kogi (MONDE BOOKS), SMOKE LINE (AKAAKA), Coming Closer (AKAAKA+hiromiyoshii), Storm Last Night (AKAAKA), SAMELAND (limArt), NAGA (limArt), and TRIBUTE FROM GREEN FOREST (YOSHIDA & CO., LTD.).


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    REBORN―Platinum Print Series

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