Shin Noguchi, born 1976, is an award winning street photographer based in Kamakura and Tokyo, Japan, and is a member of the iN-PUBLiC street photography collective. 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 five times, as well as The Independent newspaper, the Liberation, and numerous other web and print publications. His work was included in David Gibson’s "100 Great Street Photographs", and was selected as the back cover.

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。
海外で多くの個展・グループ展を行っており、クーリエ・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・アンツァイガーなどに写真を提供、またドイツ・ライカカメラ公式ブログではこれまでに日本人では最も多く紹介されている。その他ハフィントンポストなどこれまでに200を超える世界各国のメディアに紹介されている。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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2018-, iN-PUBLiC
2012-2015, Street Photographers (Vivo)

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]
grape: 「どうしてこうなった!?」 想像力を掻き立てられる写真10選
Tages-Anzeiger and Basler Zeitung Swiss Newspaper
ČILICHILI: Vodafone Czech Republic’s magazine
grape Japan (English)
My Modern Met: One Two Three
Bored Panda: Quirky And Extraordinary Moments Of Everyday Life In Japan
Cultura Inquieta Spain: One Two Three
Colossal: One Two Three
Photoblog Hong Kong 攝影札記
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 Stage 4 Lung Cancer
Colorful Instagram Japan: 写真家Shin Noguchiさんのインスタグラムが人の心に訴えかける!
Fisheye Magazine: The World the Children Made
TABI LABO Japan: 死ぬなよ、親父……。人生の終わりに近づく父の写真を息子は撮り続ける
Feature Shoot: Heartfelt Photos of a Father Near the End of His Life
Leica Camera: As Yumeji Painted His Beloved Woman
C 41 Magazine: Truth is stranger than fiction: the reality through Shin Noguchi’s eyes
Leica Camera: Documenting Life’s Moments: Hikono
GUP Magazine: Nonverbal Space
Thisispaper: Something Here
Thisispaper: Nonverbal Space
PetaPixel: iPhone 7 vs Leica M9-P: A Side-by-Side Photo Comparison
Leica Camera: Nonverbal Space
iGNANT: The Paradoxes Of Living In A Big City
The Huffington Post: Something Here - Japanese Street Photographers
COURRiER Japon: おひとりさまフランス人記者が東京で「はしご酒」に挑戦
Leica Camera:: Open for Interpretation
The Independent: Shin Noguchi presents his country’s culture with beauty and humanism
MAP Toulouse Talent 2014

Published: [selected. see other news]
2018, DIE ZEIT WISSEN 6/18
2018, Fisheye Magazine Photobook Vol.2
2017, Creative Image Magazine India by Raghu Rai
2017, 100 Great Street Photographs, Prestel
2016, COURRiER Japon (クーリエ・ジャポン)
2015, Liberation, Newspaper
2015, Liberation, Newspaper
2015, The Independent, Newspaper
2014, The Street Photographer's Manual, Thames & Hudson
2014, South Korean Photo Magazine

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