Satoshi Fujiwara, born in Kobe, Japan in 1984, is a photographer and contemporary artist based in Berlin, Germany. He initiates a pressing and critical action on the gazer, through the focal length set from portrayed subjects and the heterogeneous definition of his photographs, diverting from the standards of photo-journalism and an exclusively documentary dimension, thus producing a new emerging lexicon.
His work was featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada, Age of You, 2019-2020; Fondazione Prada, Italy, EU: SATOSHI FUJIWARA, 2017; La Boverie, Belgium, FLUO NOIR, 2018; 21_21 Design Sight, Japan, New Planet Photo City: William Klein and Photographers Living in the 22nd Century, 2018; Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany, 2016; among others. He has also participated in numerous art and photography fairs, art festivals, and biennial such as Biennale de l’Image Possible, La Boverie, Belgium; Photo London, Somerset House, UK; Paris Photo, Grand Palais, France; Art Souterrain, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Canada; Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam, Westergas, Netherland; among others. In 2015, he produced his first book Code Unknown in homage to the Austrian film director Michael Haneke, published by IMA. The portraiture in the series was featured on shirts and bags for Issey Miyake’s 2015 Men’s collection, also, in collaboration with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the image was displayed in billboards and posters all around Berlin. He also held his first solo exhibition in Germany at the Opera house in 2016. In 2020 he created a short visual essay Werewolves Playoffs together with the German filmmaker and literary author Alexander Kluge, commissioned as part of Fondazione Prada’s Finite Rants programme.