Shinya Masuda was born 1965 in Nagoya, Japan.

He graduated from Nagano Art and Design School in Visual Communication Design.

Formerly a chef and trained by the renowned photographer HASHi, he now works as a professional photographer in Tokyo.

He is currently working on new images, depicting the animals, to include in his ongoing project HANAFUDA SHOUZOKU.
Shinya Masuda’s works visualize the complexity of familial relationships. Carrying on family traditions while claiming a self-determined path has long been the subject of novels and films. Masuda uses the objects in his daily life that signify relationship and the conflicting way of love, enmity, and reconciliation.

Awards & Honors

  • 2018Critical Mass Top 50
  • 2017LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards - Winner
  • 2017Sony World Photography Awards - Professional Group Still Life Category 2nd Place
  • 2017Review Santa Fe
  • 20178th Annual Center Forward Exhibition - Director's Honorable Mention
  • 2017The Seventh Annual Exposure Photography Award - Winner
  • 2016FAUX Exhibition - Director's Honorable Mention

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017“Hanafuda Shouzoku” Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza,Tokyo
  • 2016“Katsuko” Artemis Art Gallery,Publika,Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards Exhibition)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018Biennale of the Tangible Image,Paris
  • 2018Umbria World Fest,Foligno,Italy
  • 2018Color Cue Explorations in Perception Projection,Santa Fe,USA
  • 2018LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards Exhibition Klompching Gallery,Brooklyn,NY
  • 2017LensCulture Winter Exhibition Klompching Gallery,Brooklyn,NY
  • 2017Sony World Photography Awards ,Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza,Tokyo
  • 20178th Annual Center Forward Exhibition,The Center for Fine Art Photography,State of Colorado Fort Collins,USA
  • 2017The Fence,Brooklyn,Boston,Atlanta,Houston,Santa Fe,Durham,Denver,and Calgary,USA and CANADA
  • 2017Sony World Photography Awards 2017,Somerset House,London,UK
  • 2016FAUX Exhibition,The Center for Fine Art Photography,State of Colorado Fort Collins,USA

Features / Publications

  • 2018The Best of LensCulture, Vol. 2
  • 2018Gente di Fotografia Numero71 Photographic Culture Magazine,Italy
  • 2018NRC Media Holding,Amsterdam


1965年 名古屋市生まれ。東京都在住。
審査員を務めていたニューヨーク在住のAction Still Life写真家HASHI氏と出会い、
翌年からHASHI STUDIO TOKYOで約1年半修行をする。

グループ展 & 受賞歴

  • 2017年“ソニーワールドフォトグラフィアワード2017年度受賞作品展”
  • 2017年“8th アニュアル・センター・フォワード・ エキシビジョン”
    (8th Annual Center Forward Exhibition)
    【Director's Honorable Mention受賞】
  • 2017年“ザ・フェンス2017” (The FENCE 2017)
  • 2017年‟ソニーワールドフォトグラフィアワード2017”(Sony World Photography Awards 2017)
    【プロフェッショナル 静物 第2位(Professional ,Still Life, 2nd Place)受賞】
  • 2016年‟フォウ エキシビジョン” (FAUX Exhibition)
    【Director's Honorable Mention受賞】
  • 2016年“イースト―ウエスト・アート・アワード・コンペティション 2016” (EAST-WEST ART AWARD COMPETITION 2016)
  • 2013年“イースト―ウエスト・アート・アワード・コンペティション 2013” (EAST-WEST ART AWARD COMPETITION 2013)


  • 2017年“花札装束 HANAFUDA SHOUZOKU”
  • 2016年“KATSUKO”

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