Photo credit  ©Nicolas Garcia

Photo credit ©Nicolas Garcia

About Yuta Kato

As a journalist/documentary photographer I started a project “HAZIME-MASHITE” which is talking with people on the street, learning about their lives and publishing pictures and stories. I’ve been doing this for 5 years, and I could published my firs book『HAZIME-MASHITE』 in 2016, Kobe, Japan, and I got a scholarship from Japanese Government Organization "TOBITATE"  for continuing this project and learning Photography in art school, Vancouver, 2017-2018.

After I conversed with over 3000 strangers on the street and took portraits of them, I realized  I am deeply passionate about the power of Visual storytelling through Photographs.

For me, Photography is all about people. Camera is a tool for communication and connection, and pictures are my best friend for learning about one another.


1995年、神戸市出身。

「毎日、知らん人に話しかけたら?」悶悶と過ごしていたある日大学の先輩に言われた一言。この言葉をきっかけに写真活動HAZIME-MASHITEをスタートし、その後2016年6月に初版『HAZIME-MASHITE』を地元・神戸にて出版・完売。

大学3年時より文科省推奨トビタテ留学Japan6期生としてカナダ・バンクーバーで1年2ヶ月間写真学校に通い(2017-2018)、2018年3月よりラジオ「Podcast」にてインタビュー活動をスタート。

帰国後は神戸を中心に写真・インタビュー・動画撮影を行い、2019年4月より上京し活動を継続。