Japanese photographer and artist Katsu Naito (b.1964 Tokyo, JP) embarked on his photographic journey in his early twenties soon after he moved to New York City. Driven by the desire to capture emotions on film and paper, Naito began his career by photographing his fellow New Yorkers in the streets during the 1980s and meticulously developing his films in his own lab, ensuring a careful and precise quality to his print. Throughout his career, he has striven to capture or create moments of connection in his work, representing his surrounding environment in an organic and simple manner. Naito views photography as an incredible medium for preserving the emotions and the raw feelings for posterity, imbuing his images with a timeless quality. His photographs of Harlem were published in 2017 in a book titled “Once in Harlem”, while his portraits of Japanese-American female survivors of internment and their descendants were commissioned and published by Vogue US in 2019.
CURRENT SHOWS / PROJECTS at The Fridge
Photofairs NYC | Katsu Naito Solo SHow [ access here ]
from September 7th to September 10th 2023
New York, NY
Katsu Naito & Mayumi Yamase [ access here ]
from March 30th to April 14th 2023
New York, NY