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Kazuo Sumida 角田和夫

Kazuo Sumida was born in Kochi Prefecture, Japan in 1952.

Although photography was not his formal career, Kazuo pursued the art throughout his life. He graduated from Osaka Photography Graduate school in 1983. He also studied at the International Center of Photography (NYC) through the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs Fellowship program.

Kazuo's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Black+White Photography Magazine and blog.PhotoWhoa.com. His photos have been displayed around the globe: Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza (Japan), Tokyo Ginza Kodak Photo Salon (Japan), Tokuyama City Museum of Art (Japan), Paris Photo (France), Laurence Miller Gallery (USA), AIPAD Photography Show (USA), EXPO Chicago (USA) and ARKA gallery (Russia), and photos from "Tosa Late Night Diary: Memories of My Uncle" are in the permanent photography collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kazuo was the winner of IPA international photography award (2004) and a finalist of the UJADE Art Award (2010). He has published five photo books featuring his work.

In 2014, he was a visiting lecturer at Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service in Russia. From 2014 to 2016, he taught photography as a full-time faculty at De La Salle University in the Philippines.

Kazuo lives in Japan and frequently visits NYC.