June 2017

Shin Noguchi, born 1976 in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, is an award winning street photographer based in Kamakura and Tokyo, Japan. He describes his street photography as an attempt to capture extraordinary moments of excitement, humanism and beauty among the flow of everyday life. With his discreet, poetic and enigmatic approach to his art, Shin is able to capture the subtleties and complexities of Japanese culture without relying on staged, no-finder or hip shot photography.
Shin was the 2014 Winner of the MAP Talent Prize at the Festival de photo Toulouse. He has been featured on The Leica Camera Blog, in Courrier Inte'l, Internazionale, Libération, Tages-Anzeiger, The Guardian, The Independent, etc, and some assignment work has been also published in Die Zeit, Libération, etc.. and his new book will be published this year in Italy.

"Street photography always projects the "truth". The "truth" that I talk about isn't necessarily that I can see, but they also exist in society, in street, in people's life. and I always try to capture this reality beyond my own values and viewpoint/perspective."

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シン ノグチ、1976年 東京 新宿生まれ。鎌倉と東京を拠点に活動する鎌倉市大町在住ストリートフォトグラファー。「非日常な瞬間は我々の日常の中に存在してる」という彼の言葉通り、美しさとヒューマニズムに満ちあふれた驚異的な光景を我々の日常生活の流れの中から捉えるのが彼の写真の特徴である。日本文化の持つ複雑で繊細な要素を慎重に扱って表現しており、詩的でどこか謎めいたアプローチによって生まれた彼の写真は国際的に高い評価を受けている。また、人々と正面から向き合うことが最も重要であるという考えから、周りに気づかれないように胸や腰の位置から隠れるように撮影する「ノーファインダーショット」や、その場にある物を動かしたり人々にポーズを取らせるような「演出」を一切行わず、徹底的に「日常」とその中に存在した「瞬間」を捉えることに拘っている写真家でもある。
海外で多くの個展・グループ展を行っており、イギリス・インデペンデント、ガーディアン、フランス・リベラシオン、クーリエ・アンテルナショナル、ドイツ・ディーツァイト、スイス・ターゲスアンツァイガー、イタリア・インテルナツィオナーレ、日本・クーリエジャポン、などで紹介、またアサインメントとして写真を提供。ドイツ・ライカカメラでは日本人で最多紹介、またライカカメラによる写真展が中国・上海で開催されるなど、これまでに数百を超える世界各国のメディアに掲載されている。過去の主な受賞に、アジアで最も影響力のある写真関連組織Invisible Photographer Asia主催コンペにてただ一人3年連続ファイナリスト、フランス・トゥールーズ主催国際フォトフェスティバル優勝、ソニー・ワールド・フォトグラフィー・アワード日本部門賞など。

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Awards: [selected. see other news]
2018, Finalist / Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2018
2016, Honorary Mention / ‘People’ Competition - The Independent Photographer
2016, 4th Prize / Japan National Award - 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
2016, Open Commended - People / Sony World Photography Awards 2016
2014, 1st Prize Winner / Prix Talents MAP Toulouse Festival 2014
2014, Finalist / Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition 2014
2013, Finalist / Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2013
2013, Finalist / Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition 2013
2013, Shortlist / International Street Photography Awards 2013
2012, 1st Prize Winner / Leica World Street Photography Competition
2012, Finalist / Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2012

Exhibitions: [selected. see other news]
2019, Shanghai, China / Leica Street Photography Festival Exihibition
2017, theprintspace, Shoreditch, London, UK / Photography on a Postcard 2017 Exihibition
2017, Galerie Eigenheim Weimar, Berlin, GER / The Independent Photographer Annual Exhibition 2017
2016, Sony Gallery Nagoya, Sakae, Nagoya / Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Exhibition
2016, Ginza Place, Ginza, Tokyo / Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Exhibition
2016, Space Place Gallery, Nizhny Tagil, Russia / Solo Exhibition Something Here
2016, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, United State / Simply
2014, MAP Toulouse 2014, France / Solo Exhibition Something Here
2014, Urban Picnic Gallery, London, UK / Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition 2014 Exhibition
2013, Urban Picnic Gallery, London, UK / Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition 2013 Exhibition
2012, Stephen Bartels Gallery, London, UK / Leica World Street Photography Competition Exhibition
2012, Miami Street Photography Festival 2012, Miami, US / Guest exhibition with Alex Webb's Workshop
2012, The Street Collection, Online Sale / The charity for PhotoVoice

Featured in: [selected. see other news]
The Guardian
Guest judge for MSPF: Miami Street Photography Festival 2019
It’s Nice That
Film Shooters Collective
Photoblog Hong Kong
Pen Magazine International
Courrier International
Kodak's Facebook/Instagram
Leica Camera
ZEKKEI Japan (絶景ジャパン)
Internazionale Italia
EBC News Taiwan (東森テレビ)
ETtoday Taiwan (東森新聞雲)
Huck Magazine
Liberation France
LFI Leica Fotografie International
grape: Japanese news media
Tages-Anzeiger Swiss
My Modern Met
Bored Panda
Creative Boom UK
In Frame France
Spoon & Tamago
Bird in Flight Russia
Leica Camera
Colorful Instagram Japan
Fisheye Magazine
Feature Shoot
Leica Camera
C 41 Magazine
Leica Camera
GUP Magazine
Leica Camera
Leica Camera
The Independent
MAP Toulouse Talent 2014

Published: [selected. see other news]
2019, Eyeshot Magazine, Italia
2019, Courrier International, France
2019, DIE ZEIT, Garmany
2019, Internazionale, Italia
2019, Liberation, France
2018, DIE ZEIT WISSEN, Garmany
2018, Fisheye Magazine, France
2017, Creative Image Magazine, India
2017, 100 Great Street Photographs, Prestel
2016, COURRiER Japon (クーリエ・ジャポン)
2015, Liberation, France
2015, Liberation, France
2015, The Independent, UK
2014, The Street Photographer's Manual, Thames & Hudson

I'm shooting Leica MP/M6/M9-P with cron 35 mm Lens only, not using zoom lens, not using hip/no-finder shot.