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Taro Karibe

◉BIO | 略歴

Born 1988 in Aichi. Tokyo-based Artist/ Photographer.

His research in ‘general systems theory’ led him to an interest in the "invisible pattern structure" that surrounds our lives, and after crossing the fields of psychology, HIV/AIDS eradication (UK/South Africa), finance, and IT, he began expressing himself in photography. His photographic skills were acquired through working as an assistant to several photographers, including Harry Gruyaert/Magnum Photos.

His work takes the complex aspects of today's reality back to the roots of media technology and perceptual systems to re-grasp them. His methods have been applied to journalism in disaster-stricken and conflict areas and documentaries that capture people's relationship with artifacts, and now to the subjective visual world of Holos (Planetary Intelligence), which is formed through the interaction of technology and people, and his works on the "experience of seeing things" from different angles.

Major solo shows include 'Saori', Kyotographie, KG+ SELECT (Kyoto, 2021); ‘Age of Photon/ INCIDENTS’, IMA gallery (Tokyo, 2020); 'Saori', Paddington Town Hall, Head on Photo Festival (Sydney, 2018). Group shows include 'ANB Open Studio vol.3' ANB Tokyo (Tokyo, 2022) and 'LUMIX MEETS/ BEYOND 2020 BY JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS #6' (Paris/Photo Saint Germain, Amsterdam/ Unseen, Tokyo/ IMA gallery, 2019). Major awards include Tokyo Frontline Photo Award Takashi Kawashima Prize (Tokyo, 2022), IMA next Erik Kessels Prize Shortlist (Tokyo, 2022), PDN Photo Annual (NY, 2018), and finalist of the 18th Photography '1_WALL' (Tokyo. 2018).




一般システム理論の研究をきっかけに様々なパターン構造に関心を持ち、心理学・感染症予防・金融・ITの領域を横断した後に写真表現を始めた。写真技術はHarry Gruyaert/Magnum Photosなど複数の写真家の助手などを通じて習得。



主な個展に「Electric Caveman」HECTARE(東京、2023)、「沙織」京都国際写真祭 KG+ SELECT(京都、2021)、「Age of Photon/ INCIDENTS」IMA gallery(東京、2020)、「Saori」Paddington Town Hall, Head on Photo Festival(シドニー、2018)など。グループ展に浅間国際フォトフェスティバル(長野、2023)、「Platform 29.8」ANB Tokyo(東京、2022)、「LUMIX MEETS/ BEYOND 2020  BY JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS #6」(パリ/Photo Saint Germain・アムステルダム/ Unseen・東京/ IMA gallery、2019)。主な受賞・選出にJapan Photo Award・Elisa Medde賞(2024)、Lensculture "Favorite Photobooks"(NY、2023)、Tokyo Frontline Photo Award /川島崇志賞(東京、2022)、PDN Photo Annual(NY、2018)、第18回写真「1_WALL」ファイナリスト(東京、2018)など。


2020-2023   RAM Association/ Graduate school of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts (Non-degree program)

2018    Eddie Adams WorkshopXXX, NY, USA

2016    RPS Photobook Masterclass w/ Heijdens Karwei and Yumi Goto

2007-2012   BA Psychology, Nanzan University, Aichi, Japan

2010    College for International Cooperation and Development, UK/ South Africa 


2023             電子的穴居人 Electric Caveman, PHOTO GALLERY FLOW NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan

                      Electric Caveman, HECTARE, Tokyo, Japan

​2021             沙織 Saori, KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival/ KG+ SELECT, Sanjo Ryogaecho Building, Kyoto, Japan

2020    Age of Photon/ INCIDENTS, IMA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2019    Regarding the Shadows of Others, Libris Kobaco, Fukuoka, Japan

      Saori, Hyakunen, Tokyo, Japan.

2018    Saori, Head On Photofestival, Paddington town hall, Sydney, Australia

      Letters To You, Yakushima International Photo Festival, Yakushima Island, Japan

2017    Plastic Reincarnation, &Lounge Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


2024             Rui YAMAGATA + Taro KARIBE, 暗箱間航行術 Inter Black Box Navigation/ Measure, Draw, Map, Code, 229, Tokyo, Japan

​      Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, Newzealand


                      Kathleen Reilly + Taro Karibe "Through the Garden Window, The Dew on the Grass", Cale, Tokyo, Japan

2022             'ANB Open Studio vol.3', ANB Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan  

                     'Platform 29.8', ANB Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2021             RAM PRACTICE 2021, Tokyo University of the Arts, Yokohama, Japan (As collective "AdMornings" )

2018    1_WALL Finalist Exhibition, Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

      'LUMIX MEETS/ BEYOND 2020 BY JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS #6' Exhibition, Unseen, Amsterdam/        

                      Photo Saint Germain, Paris/ IMA Gallery, Tokyo

                      PHOTO IS:RAEL International Photo Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel

2017    Month of photography Denver, Colorado

      Mt.Rokko International Photography Festival, KIITO, Kobe, Japan

                     PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Paris, France

2016            Ueno Hikoma Award Exhibition, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

                     Ueno Hikoma Award Exhibition, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan

                     Tempus/Locus, Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Nizhny Tagil, Russia

2015            SWPA exhibition, SONY imaging gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2014            SWPA exhibition, Somerset House, London, UK

◉PROJECTION | プロジェクション

2018    YPF, Garalie Monstre, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France

2017             Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia

                      Perpignan Photo Festival, Perpignan, France

                      Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Riep, Cambodia

2016             Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Riep, Cambodia


2019              Saori, Artist book, Japan

2018              Life-Forms, Artist book, Japan,

2017              Plastic Reincarnation, Artist book, Japan

◉RESIDENCY | レジデンシー

2022              ANB Studio Program, Tokyo, Japan

◉ART FAIR / BOOK FAIR | アートフェア・ブックフェア

2019    Poor man’s book fair, Hohohoza, Kyoto 

2017    Tokyo Artbook Fair, Museum of Contemporary art Tokyo, Tokyo

                       ArtRooms, Melia White House, London, UK

2016              ArtRooms, Melia White House, London, UK

◉Lecture, WS | レクチャー・ワークショップ

2023            Photography as Generative Image, MMoP/ ASAMA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, Nagano, Japan

                    Photography as Generative Image, PHOTO GAPPLERY FLOW NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan

◉PERFORMANCE | パフォーマンス

2020     "Making Liness" TOMO City Museum, Tokyo

                    “Recording Campfiring” w/ AdMornings, Tokyo


2020    Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan

​2019             Tokyo Photographic Art Museum Library, Tokyo

2018    Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

2017    MoMA Library, NY

                      International Center of Photography Library, NY

2016    Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Nizhny Tagil, Russia


2022            Tokyo Frontline Photo Award, Takashi Kawashima Jury Prize, Tokyo, Japan

                      IMA next, Erik Kessels Prize, Short Listed, Tokyo, Japan

2019    World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass nominee, Amsterdam, Netherland

​                      Photobook in Progress 3rd place, Czech

2018    1_Wall Finalist, Tokyo, Japan

                       Kolga Photo Award Finalist, Georgia

                       Associated Press Award/ Eddie Adams Workshop, NY

2017    PDN Photo Annual Photojournalism/Photo documentary category, NY

       PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris People category Bronze prize, Paris, France

2016    Critical Mass 2016 Top50, NY

      Poland Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Finalist, Poland

      Ueno Hikoma Award Shortlisted, Japan

2015    Fuji Award/ Magnum WS, Tokyo

2014    Sony World Photography Awards National Award second place, NY


(Interviewed by)
2020            Edition/ Tomorrow Land  

2018            IMA Online


2015            British Journal of Photography

(Featured in)

2021            bijutsutecho

​2021            nekoSLASH

2019            Fotoadvert

2019            IMA Online

​2018            Newsweek Japan

2018            Chunichi Shimbun

2018            CINRA
2018            Sydney Morning Herald

2018            Mainichi News Paper

2018            Fraction Magazine

2018            SBS Radio

2017            The New York Times

2017            The Washington Post

2016            Stern

2016            World Photography Organization


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