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Shin Noguchi, born 1976, 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.
"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."
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 six times, in Courrier Inte'l, Internazionale, Libération, Tages-Anzeiger, The Independent, etc, and some assignment work has been also published in Die Zeit, Zeit Wissen, and Libération, etc.

シン ノグチ、1976年 東京 渋谷生まれ。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、人々の生活を撮らせてもらう立場として被写体と正面から向き合うことがストリートフォトグラファーにとって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いわゆる「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「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、クーリエ・アンテルナショナル/ジャポン、英国紙インデペンデント、フランス紙リベラシオン、ドイツ紙ディー・ツァイト、スイス紙ターゲス・アンツァイガー、イタリア週刊紙インテルナツィオナーレなどに写真を提供、またライカカメラ公式ブログには日本人で最も多い6度の紹介など、これまでに300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。
現在、ジョエル・マイロウィッツやマグナムフォトのリチャード・カルバー、トレント・パークらとともに、世界のトップストリート写真家集団iN-PUBLiC「インパブリック」に所属し、日本と世界に向けて写真を発表している。
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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]
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]
Courrier International: Sorry, You'll Never Walk Alone
Kodak's Facebook/Instagram
Leica Camera: One Two Three
ZEKKEI Japan (絶景ジャパン)
Internazionale Italia: One Two Three
EBC News Taiwan (東森テレビ): Dad with Lung Cancer
ETtoday Taiwan (東森新聞雲): Dad with Lung Cancer
Huck Magazine: Something Here
Liberation France: Hikono Graphique
LFI Leica Fotografie International: One Two Three
grape: Japanese news media
Tages-Anzeiger Swiss Newspaper
My Modern Met: One Two Three
Bored Panda
Colossal: One Two Three
iGNANT: One Two Three
Creative Boom UK: Something Here
In Frame France: Interview
LENSCRATCH: Something Here
Spoon & Tamago: Something Here
Bird in Flight Russia: Interview
Leica Camera: Dad with Lung Cancer
Colorful Instagram Japan
Fisheye Magazine: The World the Children Made
TABI LABO Japan: 肺癌と親父
Feature Shoot: Dad with Lung Cancer
Leica Camera: As Yumeji Painted His Beloved Woman
C 41 Magazine
Leica Camera: Hikono
GUP Magazine: Nonverbal Space
Thisispaper: Something Here
Thisispaper: Nonverbal Space
PetaPixel
Leica Camera: Nonverbal Space
iGNANT: Sorry, You'll Never Walk Alone
Leica Camera: Open for Interpretation
The Independent: Something Here
MAP Toulouse Talent 2014


Published: [selected. see other news]
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


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