Tomohiro Muda

Tomohiro Muda was born in Gose City, Nara Prefecture in 1956. He graduated from Waseda University in 1980. From 1982 onwards, he lived for several months at a time in a Himalayan Sherpa village in Nepal and photographed life there. In 1988 he held his first solo exhibition, ‘The Land of Sherpa.’ In 2007, he held ‘Medieval Devotion: Photographs of Romanesque Art,’ the first photography exhibition to be staged at the National Museum of Western Art, Japan. In 2008 he photographed the entirety of China’s Yungang Grottoes. His exhibition ‘Santiago-Kumano. Caminos de Peregrinación’ has toured the world from 2009. In 2011, he began his ‘ICONS OF TIME’ project documenting objects swept up in the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. The resulting exhibition, ‘ICONS OF TIME - Memories of Tsunami that Struck Japan,’ has been shown in Japan and across the world from 2013. In 2014, ‘As Pure As the Lotus - East Asian Ceramics and the Eyes of the Photographer MUDA Tomohiro’ was held at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka.