Yoichi Nagano
Born in Fukuoka, Japan. Since his debut series of teen portraits “Shimano Hohoemi” taken in Amami islands, Okinawa released in 1998, he has been producing series on out islands throughout Japan. His first book “Shimano Hohoemi”which his previous series got compiled together, was published with Joho Center Publishing in 2001, and in 2004 the second photo book “Sima-jima” was published with Little More. Upon publication of the revised edition of “Shinajima”with FOIL in 2008, its exhibition toured in various districts. Released the new series of underwater portraits entitled“BREATHLESS”with FOIL in 2012 and had the exhibition entitled the same above at FOIL GALLERY in Kyoto and AL in Tokyo.

2012
“BREATHLESS” AL, Tokyo 11/12-11/26
“BREATHLESS” FOIL GALLERY, Kyoto 9/1-9/23
2008
“To the Lighthouse” BBB POTTERS, Fukuoka
“To the Lighthouse” FOIL GALLERY, Tokyo
2004
“Sima-jima” Little More Gallery, Tokyo
2002
“To the Lighthouse”
Athens Shinsaibashi, Osaka
Aoyama Book Center, Tokyo
Konica Plaza Sapporo, Sapporo
FM Fukuoka GAYA, Fukuoka
“fune” epSITE, Tokyo
2001
“I LOVE BONIN” Konica Plaza, Tokyo
1999
“Shonan kimi to boku” Konica Plaza, Tokyo
1998
“To the Lighthouse” Guardian Garden, Tokyo
“To the Lighthouse Okinawa” Gallery Nayuta, Kanagawa

2011
“FOIL” hpgrp gallery, NY 3/24-4/23
2010
“Alive birth of a tale”Gallery FACTORY, Soul 9/7-10/3
2005
“why you are not alone”
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo
“kid’s wear 10th Anniversary Exhibition”
Gallery for Fashion Photography Viaux Berlin Germany 1/21-2/5
Viaux Hamburg Germany 2/9-2/21
The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television Bradford UK 6/10-9/18
2004
“Pingyao International Photography Festival” Pingyao, China
“Ginza Photo Street 1930s/2004″ House of Shiseido, Tokyo
2003
“JAPAN Contemporary Ceramics and Photography Tradition and Presence” Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
2002
“The Month of Photography,Tokyo 2002″ Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2001
“Konica STAGE NEXT” Konica Plaza, Tokyo
2000
“Hinata-Kanata” (two persons exhibition with Rinko Kawauchi) Landmark Tower,Tower Gallery, Kanagawa

2012
ART KYOTO 2012 Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto 4/27-4/29
New City Art Fair hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK, New York 3/7-3/11
2011
TOKYO PHOTO 2011 Tokyo Midtown Hall, Tokyo 9/23-9/25
2010
Paris Photo 2010 Carrousel du Louvre, Paris 11/18-11/21
2009
Paris Photo 2009 Carrousel du Louvre, Paris 11/19-11/22
2008
Paris Photo 2008 Carrousel du Louvre, Paris 11/13-11/16

2008
“To the Lighthouse” (FOIL)
2005
“why you are not alone” (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
2004
“Sima-jima” (Little More)
2001
“To the Lighthouse” (Joho Center Publishing)

2011
FOIL vol.3 “HOPE” (FOIL)
2008
FOIL vol.2 “Japan” (FOIL)
2007
FOIL_IANN vol.1 “Inside Out Outside In Far East Asia” (FOIL)