List of Photographers
Born in 1948 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Currently resides in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. Studied at Kuwasawa Design School under photographer Shuji Yamada. After working for Bungeishunju‘s photography department, he became a freelance photographer.
He has been photographing the islands of Okinawa along with other parts of Japan and the world through his work for JTA’s in-flight magazine Coralway. He has held many solo exhibitions and calls himself the Southern Photographer.
- Ryukyujin no Shozo (Switch Publishing)
- Southern Photographer: Taruken Ojii’s Guide to Okinawa Island (Bungeishunju)
- Bhutan Tarumi Kengo Photo Series 1 (web photo book/Kindle)
- Mekuttemo Mekuttemo Okinawa (CENTE MAGAZINE, published April 2023)
＜Co-author (in charge of all photographs)>
- Okinawa Nandemo Jiten edited by Natsuki Ikezawa and others (Shinchosha Tonbo No Hon)
- Miraiken kara no Kaze (text by Natsuki Ikezawa), published by Parco Publishing Co.
- Yasashii Okinawa, text by Natsuki Ikezawa (Parco Publishing)
- Kamigami no Shoku written by Natsuki Ikezawa (Bunshun Bunko)
- Nami no Mukou no Mukou no Kureshima written by Makoto Shiina (Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd.)
- Kaze no Kanata no Himitsu Shima written by Makoto Shiina (Shinchosha)
- Nankurunakunai – Okinawa (Chottodake Amami) Tabi no Nikki etc. written by Banana Yoshimoto (Shincho-Bunko)
- Ryukyufu Kiko by Hisae Sawachi (Shincho-Bunko)
- Kokoro no Uta by Isamu Shimoji (Border Ink), and many others.
Born in 1952 in Naha of Okinawa Prefecture. He graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1974, and established the photography group “Aman” with Oshiro Hiroaki and others in 1976. He won the Okinawa Prefectural Art Festival, Photography Division, Director of Education Award in 1979 (for “17 Sai”), and the Okinawa Prefectural Art Festival, Photography Division, Governor Award in 1981 (for “Worship Place”). In 1985, he launched the photography magazine Bifū with Kenshichi Hirashiki, and in 2012, he received the Okinawa Times Art Encouragement Award. He has held many solo exhibitions to date.
- Kūbamista Azimā (text by Tsuyako Kinjō, Okinawa Cuba Friendship Association, 2009)
- Mou Hitotsu no Uchina – Umi wo Watatta Shimanchu (Border Ink, 2010)
- Tatsuhiko Kanō’s Photograph Collection: Tabisuru Shima (Okinawa Photographer Series: Ryukyu Yezo, Vol. 6) (Miraisha, 2011), and others.