Aki Fujita Taguchi - Tokyo, Japan
“Beauty in a moment”
Aki wanted to capture and preserve it by her own way. And in 1992, she fell under a spell of photograph and started shooting in earnest. Around that time, she kept on shooting while traveling around more than 30 countries. In addition, she began to take photos of old buildings, which were in danger of being demolished throughout Japan and band performances at music clubs.
In 1996, she got on with the job of development and printing at the laboratory, which has its own studio and worked as an assistant in shooting models, products and at weddings and events. Meanwhile, she gave herself up to working in the darkroom and making monochrome photographs. After this studio work, she entered the field of public relations and become the person in charge of shooting. (In this period, she took the photos of Prime Minister and the Chief Cabinet Secretary!)
In 2016, she was chosen as one of the 55 rock photographers in the world for the first issue of HTBARP (How To Become A Rockstar Photographer) magazine. In January 2017, she got an offer from DALLE, the biggest music photo stock and news agency in France, and made a contract with them as the only Japanese photographer.
In 2019, she stared writing live reviews in English in addition to shooting concerts. This challenge gave her more opportunities for photographing bigger shows.
While shooting musicians, she continues to capture endangered buildings as her lifework. Her architecture photography also has a good reputation.
You can find her work in magazines, online, and galleries.
Oct. 2021 'Social Distancing Tokyo 2020-2021' as part of art project 本と川と街 (KAIKA Tokyo by THE SHARE HOTELS, Tokyo, Japan)
April 14th 2023 - June 29th 2023 Kyotographie KG+ 'Japan Photo Award Vol.10 ＋ INTUITION｜2023'
(Gallery 9.5, HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, Japan)
Mar. 2023 「フォト茶」- Photo and Tea - (iia gallery, Tokyo, Japan)
Mar. 2022 「両国物語」-Ryogoku Story- (PICTORICO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)
Sep. 2021 Kyotographie KG+2021 'Japan Photo Award Exhibition + INTUITION' (Gallery 9.5, HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, Japan)
Sep. 2021 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Sep. 2020 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Aug. 2020 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Jul. 2019 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Jul. 2019 12 minutes - Aki Fujita Taguchi small exhibition ✳︎cells - photo - vol.3 winners group exhibition (76cafe, Tokyo, Japan)
Jun. 2019 Watashi no Kono Ichimai (Irori-Mura 89 Gallery, Osaka, Japan)
May. 2019 cells - photo - vol.3 (Design Festa Gallery West, Tokyo, Japan)
Jan. 2019 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Aug. 2018 Shout About It Live 2018 (Constellations, Liverpool, UK)
Jul. 2018 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
2023 London International Creative Competition (LICC) Official Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
2022 Luxembourg Art Prize (Organized by Pinacothèque Museum) “CERTIFICATE OF ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT”
2021 LE PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS (PX3) “State of the World” Shortlisted (Curator Selection)
2021 LE PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS (PX3) Honorable mention at Professional, Special/ Others “Special” category
2021 Muse Photography Awards Gold Winner at Professional, Fine Art Photography-Night Category
2021 Muse Photography Awards Silver Winner at Professional, Fine Art Photography-Photojournalism Category
2021 Muse Photography Awards Honorable Mention at Professional, Covid-19 Related Photography
2021 IPA Honorable mention ×2 at Professional, One Shot - Our Times : Lockdown life & Isolation category
2018 IPA Honorable mention at Professional, Advertising, Music category
2018 IPA One-shot: Harmony Honorable mention (YOKKO) at people category
2018 IPA One-shot: Harmony Honorable mention (Vaiwatt) at people category
2017 TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) Silver award at Advertising, Music category
2017 TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) Bronze award (Deadsquad) at Events, Music category
2017 TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) Bronze award (Vaiwatt) at Events, Music category
2000 FUJIFILM reversal film photo contest winner
2000 General Photographic Exhibition winner
Aki Fujita Taguchi is a published and award-winning concert photographer, based in Tokyo, Japan — but I'll take any opportunity to travel!
When I'm not shooting concerts, you'll find me exploring galleries or museums. Otherwise, I take snapshots on the backstreets with my camera. Yes, I always carry my camera with me...
I'm a freelance photographer, specializing in concert and live-event photography. Every band has a unique style, I always try to catch that!
I'm the only Japanese photographer working with Agency DALLE (France) and INSEARCH (Pakistan).
My works have been published in magazines like BURRN!, MASSIVE, WeROCK (Japan), Vive Le Rock! (UK), etc. I'm a Tokyo correspondent for some music webzines like All Music Magazine, Musicology, Culture Rock Media, Chasing The Light Art, and Silence Is The Enemy.
Also, you can find my profile and projects other than concert photography, check out Lensculture.
Work with Me
I’m available for shooting gigs and touring!
Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, press licensing, prints, and more.