About.

The Japan Photo Project (JPP) is a documentary photo project about Japan by Toru Morimoto and Tina Bagué. Toru, Japanese black & white photographer, and Tina, Western color photographer, demonstrated each different perspective toward the same subject, Japan. The collaboration between the two photographers has started in 2002. In 2010, they traveled all over Japan for 365 days by a motorhome. Consisted mainly of the pictures form this 42,000km-long-roadtrip, the photography book "JAPAN/日本" was published in 2011, by The Private Space, a publishing house in Barcelona. Following the photo book, photo exhibition "Nippon" was held sucessfully in Tokyo, Milan, and Barcelona. The exhibition "Nippon" is available to travel to any city in the world.


To share their experiences of JPP, Toru Morimoto and Tina Bagué have launched a travel agency, AKASHI TRAVEL, in 2018 to organize photo tours to Japan for small groups and individuals. Discover Japan with Toru Morimoto and Tina Bagué!

AKASHI TRAVEL

Tina Bague

TINA BAGUÉ

Being interested in photography since her youth, Tina Bagué studied photography in Barcelona and in the States. While in USA she documented the New York’s street life in black and white with her Lubitel. In 1998 she started working as a freelance photographer. At the same time, she started teaching black and white darkroom work. Getting inspired by the Japanese culture on her first trip to Japan in 2002, she decided to specialize in travel photography. She has travelled to more than 20 countries, producing travel reportages that have appeared in many Spanish magazines such as El Dominical del Periodico, Mujer 21, Woman, Viajar, Ronda Iberia, Iberia Excelente, El País Semanal, Rutas del Mundo, Altair, Yo Dona, Conde Nast Traveller, Spanair and in Italian magazines such as Panorama and Panorama Travel or Newsweek Japan among others. From 2002 to 2012 she was the chief editor of a Spanish photo magazine, Digitalfoto, published in Barcelona by MC Ediciones.

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TORU MORIMOTO

He started working as a photographer for The Daily Nation, a Kenyan newspaper in Nairobi, while he was a master student of the photojournalism department in the School of Journalism, University of Missouri. In 1998, he documented the US Embassy bombing in Nairobi. After internships in Magnum Photos and The New York Times both in New York, he moved to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and started freelancing to cover the West Africa. Later, he moved to Tokyo. Since 2004, when he moved to Barcelona, he has been focusing on various photographic documentary projects all over the world. His works have been published mostly in American and European publications such as Newsweek, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, Time Magazine, Los Angels Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Courrier International, and so on. In 2007 he won an award of excellence from POYi and in 2009 he won the 10th Ueno Hikoma Award in Japan.

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