Born in Tokyo in 1966. Graduated from Department of Law, Keio University. He is a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society and the Photographic Society of Japan. His major solo exhibitions so far include “Ten Disciples” at Zen Foto Gallery, 2016 and gallery 176, 2017, as well as “Thirteen Orphans” at Zen Foto Gallery, 2012 and Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 2013. His main publications include Thirteen Orphans (New Edition by Case Publishing & Zen Foto Gallery, 2017), Ten Disciples (Zen Foto Gallery, 2016), Thirteen Orphans (Zen Foto Gallery, 2012), and Bulgarian Rose (Private edition, 2011). Yamagata participated in the group exhibition “Pale Red Dot” at Athens Photo Festival in 2018. His works are included in the collections of University of New Mexico Art Museum, USA and Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai.
1988 Graduated in Law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
1988 Worked in the Energy Industry.
2004 Left employment for overseas travel.
2007 Freelance photographer since 2007
2013 Photolucida Critical mass TOP 50
2017 "Thirteen Orphans" new edition ZEN FOTO GALLERY, CASE Publishing
2016 "Ten Disciples" complete version ZEN FOTO GALLERY
2015 "Ten Disciples" ZEN FOTO GALLERY
2012 "Thirteen Orphans" ZEN FOTO GALLERY
2011 "Bulgarian Rose" Private edition
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 TEN DISCIPLES, gallery 176 (Osaka)
2016 TEN DISCIPLES, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Tokyo)
2014 Dried-up Paris and Amsterdam, ALBA GALLERY (Beijing, China)
2013 THIRTEEN ORPHANS, Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Colorado, USA)
2012 Double-dealing, ALBA GALLERY (Beijing, China)
2012 THIRTEEN ORPHANS, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Tokyo, Japan)
2011 THIRTEEN ORPHANS, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Beijing, China)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 IN PRINT, OUT OF PRINT, Nara Photographic Museum (Nara)
2017 FOCUS Photography Festival 2017 (Mumbai)
2016 Stories from the Camera, University of New MexicoMuseum（New Mexico）
2016 Fotofever photo fair 2016 (Paris)
2015 FOCUS Photography Festival 2015 (Mumbai)
2014 How one thing leads to another, Houston Center for Photography (Texas, USA)
2014 Critical Mass TOP 50 exhibition, Corden|Potts Gallery (San Francisco, USA)
2013 Pure 2013, Gallery TANTO TEMPO (Kobe, Japan)
2012 Japan Professional Photographers Society, Sirius, Fuji Photo Salon (Tokyo and Osaka,Japan)
2011 Vingt–cinq, Gallery Le Deco (Tokyo, Japan)
2015 Shortlisted, HARIBAN Award (Japan)
2014 Winner, LensCulture Portrait Awards (USA)
2013 Photolucida Critical Mass TOP 50 (USA)