GELATIN SILVER vintage prints

19/11/2022 - 11/12/2022

<Venue : Monochrome Gallery RAIN>
<Time : 14:00 - 17:00>

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

16/8/2022 - 23/10/2022

<Venue : Ehime>

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

16/6/2022 - 21/6/2022

<Venue : Kyoto Kiyomizu>


Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Reborn SHIRT Project.

Awagami Factory ARTS & CRAFTS Exhibition

9/11/2021 - 19/11/2021

<Venue : ORIE ART GALLERY(Tokyo)>

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

5/1/2021 - 7/2/2021

<Venue:Tamagawa Cultural Exchange Center>
<Time : 9:00 - 17:00>

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

1/11/2020 - 7/2/2020

<Venue:Tamagawa Cultural Exchange Center>
<Time : 9:00 - 17:00>

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

10/10/2020 - 7/3/2021

<Venue:Tamagawa Museum of Modern Art>
<Time : 9:00 - 17:00>

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

29/6/2019 - 15/7/2019

<Venue : The Hall of Japanese Handmade Paper
<Time : 9:00 - 17:00 (Closed on Mon)>


9/2/2019 - 19/2/2019

<Venue : city gallery 2320(Kobe)>
<Time : 12:00 - 19:00 (Closed on Thu, Thu)>
Last day until 17 o'clock

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

18/1/2019 - 25/1/2019

<Venue : Art stage 567 (Kyoto)>
<Time : 10:00 - 18:00 (Closed on 1/21)>

Kyoto Art Culture Award

18/1/2019 - 27/1/2019

<Venue : Kyoto Bunka Museum>
<Time : 10:00 - 18:00 (Closed on 1/21)>

Articles on photo collections were published in the newspaper

Adventure of the flow of time

Overall director of craftsmanship

Player for Harmony

2/7/2018 - 31/8/2018

< Venue : galleryMain Kyoto Official Site>

A solo exhibition in Indonesia

A solo exhibition SACRED PLACES

2/5/2017 - 14/5/2017

< Venue : galleryMain Kyoto >


22/4/2017 - 19/5/2017

< Venue : The Terminal Kyot Kyoto >

The Sea-pinhole photo of YASU SUZUKA

22/2/2017 - 19/3/2017

<Venue:SHINKAKUJI:Ramón Alva de la Canal Gallery
Mexico >

Exhibition in China

17/6/2016 - 22/6/2016


Nirvana Shirt

29/10/2015 - 8/11/2015

<Venue:Shimada Museum of Art, Kumamot>

The biggest technology and entrepreneurship event in the world


<Venue : Shifuko Convention Center, El Salvador>

Sacred Places in Indonesia - Journey with a pinhoke camera -

3/5/2013 (Wed) - 4/1/2014 (Thu)

<Venue : Hasselbald japan Gallery>
<Time : 12:00 - 18:00>

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

11/15/2013 - 11/24/2013

<Venue : Gallery Monma, Sapporo>
<Time : 11:00 - 18:00>
Flyer expansion version is here.

Yasu Suzuka Exhibition

9/7/2013 - 9/15/2013

<Venue : Accademia Platonica>
<Time : 11:00 - 18:00>
Flyer expansion version is here.



Yasu Suzuka’s Artwork Concept

The main concepts of the artwork created by the artist, Yasu Suzuka, are
"rejuvenation, symbiosis, and peace."

He contemplates a depiction of the correlation between visible objects and invisible things, and makes this his quest for the meaning of "coincidence and consequence," which he cites as evidence of why we, human beings, live under the control of nature. In the past century, the world has seen many extraordinary changes, such as great advancements in science and technology, but, in contrast, it has also been beset with chaos and tarnished by the acceleration of self-centered desires. This has often resulted in a number of unending confrontations and lamentable conflicts between countries, races and religions. If works of art continue to be desired, we need to consider the essential issues for the peoples of the earth first, such as why we live and what life means to us. The important thing is to humbly admit the indisputable truth that we have been living through symbiosis as one small part of the whole of creation, from ancient times to the world of today. Yasu Suzuka continues his quest through the creation of a style of artwork based on Oriental philosophy and spirituality.


すずかよしやす Yoshiyasu Suzuka

1947 Born in Kanagawa Prefecture
1966-1968 Studied oil paintings at Tama Art University
1973-1975 Instructor on the Printmaking Course, Kyoto City University of Arts
1975 Studied in the Department of Photography, San Francisco Art Institute (USA) on a Fulbright Scholarship
1984-1991 Associate professor at Kyoto College of Art
1991-2012 Professor at Kyoto University of the Art
2002-2007 Visiting professor at the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University
2004-2012 Visiting Professor at Tokyo Polytechnic University
2007-2012 President of Pinhole Photographic Art Society
Present Professor emeritus at Kyoto University of the Art
Honorary President of Pinhole Photographic Art society

Awards & Scholarships

1968 New Comer's Prize, Japan Print Association Exhibition
1969 Japanese Culture Forum Prize, 5th International Young Artist Exhibition
Grand Prize, Japan Print Association Exhibition
1974 2nd Prize, 2nd International Biennale Ashiyagawa Exhibition
1975 Fulbright Scholarship
1978 Special Prize, Japan Craft Competition /
Kyoto Design Council Award
1989 Kyoto City Artist Award for New Emerging Artists
1993 Excellence Award, Kyoto Contemporary Photographers Exhibition
1994 Grand Prize, Kyoto Art Exhibition (Printmaking Category)
1997 Japan Paper Academy's Prize, Imadate Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art Works
1999 Gold Medal, Exhibition of Japan Contemporary Japanese Paper Art Works
2000 Special Merit Award, Canon Digital Creators Contest
2002 Annual Award, The Japan Society for Arts and History of Photography
2004 Special Award, The Japan Society for Arts and History of Photography
The Arles Discovery Award
2013 The Kyoto prefecture Culture Prize (merits prize)
2018 The Kyoto Art and Culture Awords

Public Collections

  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
  • Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
  • Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • Shadai Gallery, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kyoto University of the Art, Kyoto, Japan
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Polaroid Japan, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tamagawa Museum of Modern Art, Ehime, Japan
  • Kyocera Museum, Kyoto, Japan
  • Polaroid International, USA
  • Polaroid Corporation, Massachusetts, USA
  • Johnson Collection, Wisconsin, USA
  • Concept Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
  • Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
  • Center for Creative Photography, USA
  • Henry Poole Collection, NY, USA
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts, Kunsan National University, Kunsan, South Korea
  • Xian Institute of Fine Arts, Xian, China
  • Shumeikai Cultural Foundation Shiga


Pinhole Photobook


You can view Yasu Suzuka’s categorized portfolio here.
Please click on the link below and go to the portfolio page


Kyoto Journal 82

Kyoto Journal 82

Excerpts from a talk with Photo-Artist Yasu Suzuka. From Kyoto Journal 82.

Last lecture in University

Last lecture in university

Last lecture in university accepted to No. 6 PPAS Journal.

Poland Catalog

Poland Catalog

It is the catalog when you make an exhibition in Poland in July of 2013.

PPAS Special Feature Article

It becomes an article published in the academic society paper of Pinhole Photo Art Society (PPAS) to which Suzuka serves as the representative.

From PHP Real age


Photography in pursuit of the connection between “heaven, earth and man” and the concept of “Yin and Yang”

Punctum Times

Punctum Times

Yasu Suzuka’s feature page in Punctum Times (free paper) is available here as a pdf file.


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