Photo credit  ©Nicolas Garcia

Photo credit ©Nicolas Garcia


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About Yuta Kato

As a journalist/documentary photographer I started an ongoing 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 4 years, and I could published my firs book『HAZIME-MASHITE』 in 2016, Kobe, Japan, and now 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。現役大学生。

「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。

現在はトビタテ留学Japan6期生としてカナダ・バンクーバーで写真の勉強を行うかたわら(2017-2018)、2018年3月よりラジオ「Podcast」をスタートし、日々ストーリーの伝え方を模索し続けている。


Work with

BeatRoute Magazine, Blackwood Lane Winery, Bridges Restaurant, Eat Local Kobe, Fervid Business Solutions, IN THA DOOR BREWING, KOBE LOCAL BEER PROJECT, Lizabell Agency, NYLON MAGAZINE, Pampshade, Vestige Story, WHO’S WHO gallery, 一般社団法人Kobe Farmers Market, カジカジ, 株式会社竹中弘樹事務所, 株式会社タベモノガタリ, 折角堂, ナチュラリズムファーム, 101