Satoshi Takahashi

Satoshi Takahashi

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NAMAHAGE

Japanese visiting deity "Namahage" march through the streets during a blizzard in Oga City, Akita Prefecture. This folk-cultural event has a long history of over several hundred years. Each New Year’s Eve, the deities visit homes to admonish laziness, also to bring happiness and rich harvests.

Awards

One Shot Photo Contest

2022

Bronze

Other

Professional

NAMAHAGE

Japanese visiting deity "Namahage" march through the streets during a blizzard in Oga City, Akita Prefecture. This folk-cultural event has a long history of over several hundred years. Each New Year’s Eve, the deities visit homes to admonish laziness, also to bring happiness and rich harvests.

About Artist

Satoshi Takahashi

Satoshi Takahashi is a Japanese photojournalist. He was born in 1981 in Akita, Japan. He studied photography at Japan University College of Art Department of Photography. Satoshi began his career as a freelance photojournalist in Cambodia since 2007. He had spent 11 years in the country covering social issues. In October 2018, Satoshi went back to Japan and currently he has been focusing on documenting stories of vanishing cultures in Akita prefecture concurrently with covering Cambodia. His photos have been published in newspapers, magazines around the world. In March 2019, Satoshi was awarded "Domon Ken Award" for his latest photo book "RESISTANCE" that is the compilation of his work in Cambodia from 2013 to 2018, covering the social movements to struggle against the dictatorship. This award is one of Japan's most celebrated documentary photographic awards. And also, his works are featured as the permanent collections of the Ken Domon Museum of Photography.

Satoshi Takahashi

Photographic Areas of Focus

People, Photojournalism, Travel

Location

Japan

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