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Yuta Fuchikami: Tokyo Ueno Park

Born in 1987, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.


When walking through the park you can stop, look around, calm down or just carry on. Thanks to intuition and curiosity, Yuta Fuchikami photographs the myriad personalities and occurrences he encounters of Shinobazu park in Tokyo. The ongoing series Tokyo Ueno Park displays an almost stoicism in the face of people in Tokyo and to what seem like insurmountable odds, depicting unusual scenarios of the great spectacle of everyday life. The photographic series is acerbic observations, it depicts rough-hewn eccentricities and foibles of people in today’s Tokyo. 

Interested in the beauty of people, Yuta Fuchikami’s series becomes a contemporary and persuasive portrait, a humanistic engaged project into diverse groups and individuals of Shinobazu. Through Yuta Fuchikami’s lens, we are presented various scenarios and diverse group of individuals, depicting everything from a person posing with some leftovers of a bird cadaver, a person resting on the concrete elevation curb, to rat-tail hair-braided wearing a bag with souvenirs hanging from all sides. Yuta Fuchikami are interested in the beauty of people.

Yuta Fuchikami graduated from Nagoya Visual Arts Department of Photography in 2017 and concurrently exhibited several times at the Totem Pole Photo Gallery in Tokyo and Art Gallery Nagoya. Additionally, he has published several photo books presenting his street photography projects.

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Edited by Nikolaj Ahlefeldt Andersen