Kenji Cihga :
Born in 1982 in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Graduated from the Department of Electrical and Physical Sciences, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. Moved to Tokyo after graduation and worked as an assistant to a fashion photographer.
Currently, he works as a freelance photographer to look at social issues in the world around him.
He was awarded the 16th Photography 1_WALL Grand Prix and the Best Emerging Photographer Award at the 8th Dali International Photography Exhibition.
Photobooks created by the artist himself include "happn" (2017), "Bird, Night, and then" (2017) and "The Suicide Boom" (2018).
・2016 Tokyo International Foto Awards Book:Documentary Bronze
・2016 Life Framer "HUMANS OF THE WORLD" Shortlisted
・2016 Kiyosato Young Portfolio 4 works purchased
・2017 16th Photo 「1_wall」 Grand Prix
・2017 Kassel Dummy Award "happn" , "Bird,Night,and then" Shortlisted
・2018 Breda Photo Portfolio Review - Lens Culture Prize
・2019 Kassel Dummy Award "Suppressed Voice" Shortlisted
・2019 OBSCURA FESTIVAL Open Call 2019 "The Suicide Boom" Shortlisted
・2019 Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2019 "The Suicide Boom" Shortlisted
・2019 Dali International Photography Exhibition The Best Emerging Photographer Award
・2014 APA award / TOP museum (Japan)
・2015 HUNGRY EDITIONS Exhibition / Tokyo Arts Gallery、KYOTO ART HOSTEL (Japan)
・2015 Love is colorfull Exhibition / Nakano Underpass Gallery (Japan)
・2016 Group exhibition / APART Gallery (Japan)
・2017 Kiyosato Young Portfolio / KMoPA (Japan)
・2017 The 16th “1_WALL” Finalists exhibition / Guardian garden gallery (Japan)
・2018 The 16th “1_WALL” Grand Prize solo exhibition "Suppressed Voice" / Guardian garden gallery (Japan)
・2018 Tsuka Exhibition / Center of Contemporary Photography in Melbourne (Australia)
・2018 Breda Photo Festival 2018 / ELECTRON MotMot Gallery (Netherland)
・2018 Daikanyama Photo Fair / gallery ON THE HILL (Japan)
・2018 The Suicide Boom / Reminders Photography Stronghold (Japan)
・2019 Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2019 (France)
・2019 OBSCURA FESTIVAL / HIN BUS DEPOT (Malaysia)
・2019 Dali International Photo Exhibition "Hai, Dozo!—A new generation of Japanese Photographers" (China)
・2020 Bird, Night, and then (Art in office) / Recruit Holdings co.,Ltd Gran Tokyo SOUTHTOWER (Japan)
・2020 Tokyo Documentary Photo / Gallery Kai (Japan)