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PROFILE

Yukio Namba

Yukio Namba

1948   Born in Niimi, Okayama Prefecture (née Norimi Namba).
He had taken photos by compact camera at the junior high school age.

1972   Married. Started taking photos of Korakuen from these days.

AFFILIATION

The Photographic Society of Japan, Okayama Prefectual Artists Association

EXHIBITION (Personal)

1999-2003   “Seasons of Okayama Korakuen” at Okayama, Kyoto, Nagoya

2001   “Insects in a Pear Orchard” at Kurayoshi (Tottori Pref.)

2004   “Seasons of Okayama Korakuen” at Tilburg (the Netherlands)

2011   “Four Seasons of Korakuen” at Niimi (Okayama Pref.)

2012   “The Eyes of Yukio Namba the Photographer Catch Korakuen” at Venlo (NL)

2013   “Four Seasons of Okayama Korakuen” at Okayama

2016   “The Eyes of Yukio Namba Catch Korakuen” at Nagato (Yamaguchi pref.)

EXHIBITION (Group)

2008   “The Miraculous Insect World” with Satoshi KURIBAYASHI at Niimi
“Trio of Light: the Nature Photo World” with Satoshi KURIBAYASHI & Shin YOSHINO at Okayama

2013   “Collaboration between Poetry and Photo” with Michiko NAMBA at Okayama

PURCHASING ACHIEVEMENTS

2008   Okayama City Museum

2010   Niimi Museum of Art

2012   Museum van Bommel van Dam (Venlo, NL)

2013   Okayama City Museum

2013   Kibiji Literary Museum

2014   Embassy of Japan in Washington, US

2014   Embassy of Japan in Amsterdam, NL

PHOTO ESSAYS (in Japanese)

Natural History of Nephila Clavata, Tokyo: Kaiseisya, 1986.

Korakuen, Okayama: Sanyo Shinbunsya, 1991.

Natural History of Web Spiders, Tokyo: Kaiseisya, 1999.

Four Seasons of Okayama Korakuen, Okayama: Kibijin Shuppan, 2000.

Funny Insects 100 Faces, Tokyo: Kojinsya, 2005.

What Is This? a Face of an Insect, Tokyo: Poplar, 2006

Four Seasons of Korakuen, Okayama: Kibijin Shuppan, 2011.

The Eyes of Yukio Namba the Photographer Catch Korakuen, Venlo: Museum van Bommel van Dam, 2012.

Tatsunokuchi: Sanctuary of a Dragon, Okayama: Sanyo Shinbun Syuppan Center, 2013.

ESSAY SERIES (in Japanese)

1995   “Fellows of Okayama Korakuen” in Syashin Kogyo

2004-08   “What Is This Face?” in Sanyo Shinbun (newspaper)

2012   “Tatsunokuchi: Sanctuary of a Dragon” in Sanyo Shinbun (newspaper)

OTHER WORKS

2013   Panorama walls at Okayama University Hospital new operating room

2014   Panorama walls at Showa University Hospital new operating room

AWARDS RECEIVED

2013   Marusen Culture Award

2015   Sanyo Shinbun Award (Culture section)