Shingo Wakagi (1971-) is born and raised in Hamamatsu City in Japan, Wakagi studied at Rochester Institute of Technology School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. After returning to Japan in 1996, he has released a number of monographs that often focused on his family and friends in his hometown, including Eiji and Hiro (2015) and The Funeral of Takuji (2007). Wakagi is also an acclaimed filmmaker. His debut film Waltz in Starlight (2007) was nominated for the Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam. His most recent film Asleep (2015), based on Banana Yoshimotos novel, was the Centerpiece Presentation at Japan Cuts Film Festival in New York. TOTEM Song for Home (2009) is a moving documentary about indigenous musicians in Taiwan. Wakagi opened a small bookshop BOOKS AND PRINTS (2010-) in his hometown Hamamatsu City. Bookshop sells collections of domestic and foreign photo books.
Last update : 18 Jan. 2023