Cheskykrumlov, Czech Republic 2001 ©Toru Morimoto



Tokyo, Japan 2008 ©Toru Morimoto

TORU MORIMOTO (Hyogo, Japan. 1972)

He started working as a photographer for Daily Nation, a Kenyan newspaper in Nairobi, while he was a master student of the photojournalism department in the School of Journalism, University of Missouri. In 1998, he documented the US Embassy bombing in Nairobi. After internships in Magnum Photos and The New York Times both in New York, he moved to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and started freelancing to cover the West Africa. Later, he moved to Tokyo. Since 2004, when he changed his base from Tokyo to Barcelona, he has been focusing on various photographic documentary projects all over the world.

His works have been published mostly in American and European publications such as Newsweek, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, Time Magazine, Los Angels Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Courrier International, and so on.


  • "Transferred Memories" at Akashi Gallery, Barcelona, 2014.
  • "Nippon" at Combines XL Gallery, Milan, 2012
  • "Nippon" at The Private Space Gallery, Barcelona, 2011.
  • "Nippon" at Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo, 2011.
  • "Memory of Massacre" as a part of Ueno Hikoma Award Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 2009.
  • "India" at Jeume Fuster Library, Barcelona, 2008.
  • "Tibietans in Exile" at Casa del Tibet, Barcelona, 2006










  • 「Tranfereed Memories」Akashi Gallery、バルセロナ、2014年
  • 「ニッポン」Combines XL Gallery、ミラノ、2012年
  • 「ニッポン」The Private Space Galleryル、バルセロナ、2011年
  • 「ニッポン」コニカミノルタプラザ、東京、2011年
  • 「コソボ 虐殺の記憶」上野彦馬賞写真展の一部として 東京都写真美術館、東京、2009年
  • 「インド」ジャウマ・フステ・ライブラリー、バルセロナ、2008年
  • 「亡命チベット人」カサ・デル・チベット、バルセロナ、2006年




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