Shiromasa Kuyama

くやま永福Born in Okayama City (Okayama Prefecture) in 1958. Graduated from the Osaka University of Arts and entered Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. After leaving Dai Nippon Printing, set off on a journey to the United States, wandering around taking photographs for one and a half years. Started a career as a commercial photographer in Osaka after returning to Japan. Moved his career base to Tokyo and started taking pictures for magazines as well. Energized by journeys—from the mainland United States to Hawaii, Italy, Southeast Asia and locations across Japan—delivered a series of unique photographs.

In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, travelled to the affected areas and took pictures of the aftermath of the disaster from a unique perspective.

Passed away on November 7, 2013 (at the age of 55).

久山 城正