Bio: Koji Onaka



Koji Onaka

Japanese, b.1960


KOJI ONAKA was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1960 and graduated from the Tokyo Visual Arts in 1982.  Upon his graduation, Onaka briefly worked as an assistant for a fashion photographer and joined CAMP, Daido Moriyama’s Workshop from 1983 to 1984.  Over the past 30 years, Onaka has traveled extensively throughout Japan and exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan and abroad: Zen Photo Gallery, Gallery Kaido, Emon Photo Gallery, Photo4, Le PLAC’ART PHOTO Paris, Tanio Musium, Nadar, Chukyo University gallery C・Square, Shanghai Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Visual Arts gallery, Yokohama citizens gallery, ZEIT FOTO SALON, The Japan Foundation.


Onaka has produced numerous publications including, Umimachi1983 Nogata:Echoes of Coal and SteelThe Dog in FranceDRAGONFLY, GRASSHOPPER, in-between Latvia,Spainslow boathysteric Five : Onaka KojiTokyo Candy BoxDISTANCESeitaka Awadachi-sou.