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Koyo Tamaki

New York, NY

About Koyo Tamaki

New York, NY

Koyo Tamaki was born in Nagoya, Japan. When he was nine years old, his family moved to Pakistan where they spent the next three years. In 1988, Koyo began taking photographs while finishing his degree in architecture. After graduation, he began working as an architectural engineer for the Japanese government.

In 1992, after a trip to Pakistan, Koyo began to consider photography as a career. Shortly thereafter, he moved to New York City to study at the Pratt Institute, where he earned an M.F.A. in photography.

In his work, Koyo attempts to rediscover the world through his own eyes and technique. When taking a photograph, Koyo considers the four lines of picture frame, light intensity, tonal density, contrast, texture, and -most importantly-how it looks. Without his experiences, persistence, intuition, and open mind, he could not have made it this far.

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Other works by Koyo Tamaki

Selected Exhibitions

  • Sakano House Museum
    Ibaragi, Japan, 2009
  • Chapman Cultral Center, Cazenovia College
    Cazenovia, NY, 2001
  • White Gallery, Portland State University
    Portland, OR, 2001


  • Pratt Institute, MFA major in Photography
    Brooklyn, NY,1997 
  • The University of Tokyo, B.Eng in Architecture
    Tokyo, Japan,1991 

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