北井一夫 Kazuo Kitai
Born in 1944 December 26th in Liaoning, China.
Japan University Art Faculty of Photography Department of dropouts.
■Selected solo Exhibitions
"To the Villages" at ZEIT-FOTO SALON (Tokyo)
"COLOR Scenery someday"Kazuo Kitai photo exhibition held (at the Canon Hall)
Kazuo Kitai solo exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography from November 24 to January 27, 2013. It was a retrospective / organized exhibition that exhibited 206 points from the masterpiece work to the latest work "Michi (Road)". First solo exhibition at a museum.
"The shape of age and photography" Kazuo Kitai photo exhibition held at Guardian Garden and Creation gallery G8 (Tokyo)
Published a photo collection "Stream Cloud Journey" (Wise Publishing) containing remote villages of the 1970s.
Nearly half a century later, the negative color that took the city of Yokosuka base which had never been printed was completed as a photo collection "RESISTANCE color supplemental version".
"Tsuge Yoshiharu flow cloud trip"(Co-authored picture: Tsuge Yoshiharu,
text: Norio Osaki, photo: Kazuo Kitai Asahi Sonorama 1971)
Self publishing first pictures of "resistance"
In charge of photographs in the documentary movie "Ikarosu Sanrizuka" with the theme of Narita Airport problem (Sanrizuka struggle)
November In charge of taking a picture in the documentary film 'I live in Sanrizuka'.
Japan Photography Association Prize Writer's Award
The 1st Kimura Ieyoe Photo Award
The 22nd Japan Photography Association Newcomer Award
■Autobiographical essay collection
"A drawer of a photographer's memory" NIPPON CAMERA-sha Publishing
■Main photo collection
"Stream Cloud Journey" (Wise Publishing)
"Tsugaru Shimokita" NAZRAELI PRESS Publishing
"Road" Zen Photo Gallery publishing
"Scenery I saw someday" TOSEI publishing
"Walking with Leica〈3〉" TOSEI publishing
"Walking with Leica〈2〉" TOSEI publishing
"Walking with Leica〈1〉" TOSEI publishing
"German expression faction 1920's journey" TOSEI publishing
"80s Funabashi story" Tosei-sha
"1990 Beijing" Tosei-sha
"1970 NIPPON" Tosei-sha
"The weather" TAKARAJIMA-SHA
"I saw the landscape in these days" Soukyu-sha
"Funamashi story" Rokkou-shuppan
"Shinano parade" Gyosei Publishing
"Heroic legends Inoki Antonio"
"New world stories" Gendai-shokan
"To the village" Tankosha Publishing
"Urayasu 1978, sakaigawa people" Urayasucho-Publishing
"Sanrizuka" Nora-sha Publishing
"Resistance"Mirai-sha Publishers In 1964, during the 20-year-old published in"
rebellion against society and the photo order settle in pictures' attempt.
This is the beginning of the photo of Kitai.
Kitai published a book titled "Resistance (Teiko)" when he was 20-year-old which book can be referred to as his original point. Under the concept of "Establishing Resistance against Order of Society and Photograph in Photograph" and with the aim of intentionally shooting "Useless Photographs" being exactly opposite of textbook photographs, he described the demonstrations held by Zengakuren with using an artistic effect of the emulsion side peeling off but still attached, by shooting and processing an object with camera shake, a defocused image, elementary particles and full of abrasions and by developing films which have been left at a hot and humid place for more than 1 year. From 1965 to 1968, he shot the photographs of Zengakuren campaigns in Shin-Sayoku student movements. Kitai shot them during the time when he spent 4 months with student strikers under the same roof and within the barricades set up at Nihon University College of Art to which he was attending. The campus became a place where they were fed, clothed and housed, and Kitai made a record of the process in which a non-daily living space was transformed into a daily living space. Later, Kitai continued to build his unique careers by illustrating the underlying "Daily Activities" in front of him from the inside regardless of theme. He is a documentary producer whose concept is to describe familiar, real things that attract the sympathy of modern people seeking their individual values while being greatly influence by stormy times after the war.