An acclaimed journalist and photographer, Tsuzuki (born 1956 Tokyo, Japan) is best known for his ability to hold up a mirror to Japanese popular culture in a way that is insightful, humorous and often provocative. Tsuzuki is perhaps best known for his popular photography/social anthropology books ‘Roadside Japan’, 1996 and ‘Tokyo Style’, 1993. As well as writing over 30 books (and editing more than 150); he has staged a ‘take-away’ photography exhibition on a revolving restaurant-style conveyor belt, and created the world’s first Internet Art Museum where the admission charges go directly to the exhibiting artists.
In 2009 Film and Video Umbrella worked with Kyoichi Tsuzuki to commission the collaborative project ‘A Net of Eels’ with Jake Tilson.
Tsuzuki‘s work has rarely been seen in the UK. His first solo photography exhibitions in the UK were presented at The Photographers’ Gallery and White Cube, London, in 2003.