TRIBE@PAPUA NEW GUINEA | 杉山宣嗣写真展 部族の肖像

by Nobutsugu Sugiyama


Despite of being in the modern world where people can instantly access to necessary information, there still are many areas without water or electricity in Papua New Guinea. Although the islands are located near the equator, they not only have blazing hot tropical rainforests but also highlands with mountains as high as 3000~4000 meters.
Due to such vast nature and its distance and difficulties to reach from Europe and the United States, foreign culture has scarcely entered the country, resulting in many people still following the traditional way of living.

A lot of the places are impossible to reach without chartering an airplane. Hotels are also very limited.
Among Papua New Guinea which is said to have over 800 tribes and languages, we shot mountainous areas where wigmen and mudmen live, Amazon-like tropical rainforensts in the areas around the Sepik River, and the seaside close to the Rabaul that once was an important hub of the Japanese army.

These are only a few among all Papua New Guinean tribes. Still, you can catch a glimpse of their life and mentalities through their fashion, makeup, and costumes captured in the photos.
All photos are real portraits taken with a high-resolution camera, not containing any intentional factors. In this exhibition, we will display photos taken by Nobutsugu Sugiyama, a photographer active in the advertising and fashion industry. The collection is an poster-sized output of the photos taken with the high-resolution camera, EOS 5DsR.


Canon Gallery GINZA
2016.4.28 (Thu) ~ 5.11 (Wed)
10:30 ~ 18:30(final day ~15:00)Close- Sun, Public holiday, Close- 4.29~5.1, 5.3~5.5
3-9-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
03-3542-1860    MAP


Canon Gallery SAPPORO
2016.6.9 (Thu) ~ 6.21 (Tue)
10:00 ~ 18:00  Close– Sat, Sun, Public holiday
4-1-1 Kita-3jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
011-207-2411    MAP


Canon Gallery NAGOYA
2016.6.30 (Thu) ~ 7.13 (Wed)
10:00 ~ 18:00(final day ~15:00)Close- Sun, Public holiday
1-11-11 Nishiki, Chuo-ku, Nagoya-shi
052-209-6180    MAP


After the exhibition in Japan, the works will also be exhibited at Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport and Port Molesby Museum in Papua New Guinea.    MAP

Printing Director:T.Kojima/TOPPAN Printing Co.,Ltd.
Supported by Papua new Guinea promotion Authority, Papua new Guinea Embassy, Air Niugini Limited


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Nobutsugu Sugiyama Profile

As a Photographer…
Nobutsugu Sugiyama has been a Tokyo-based professional freelance photographer ever since he was in the Nihon University College of Art. He was based in Sydney Australia from 1986-1991.
He currently specializes in Commercial & Advertising photography, primarily portraits and fashion. His works have appeared on advertisements/magazines/photo books/publications/exhibitions/etc. of well-known companies all over Japan. Having done numerous workshops and lectures, he has also appeared in magazines and on television as a commentator. He released his e-photo books and apps which made him a pioneer in the photography industry, leading him to be internationally recognized. He now holds exhibitions worldwide.

As a Creative Strategist…
Nobutsugu Sugiyama gives overall strategic advice for planning and production of art related productions. Having a career as a Commercial & Advertising photographer, he is versed in the areas of applications, e-photo books and website programming. He will support you through his various marketing experiences and knowledge that he has gained throughout the years.  Recently, he has been called an “expert” of e-photo books, and acts as a consultant for “Promotion” and “Branding” using e-books, blogs and SNS.

Personal Exhibition:
1986「SPIRITUAL MOMENT」Kodak Photo Salon(Tokyo・Osaka)
1993「CLI-MAX IN BLACK & WHITE」Kodak Photo Salon(Tokyo)
1994「CUPID NOTE」PARCO (Shibuya,Tokyo)
1995「KISS-JAPANESE COUPLES」Takashimaya (Kashiwa,Chiba)
「BOY+1」PARCO (Ikebukuro,Tokyo)
1996「LOVERS」ArtsRush (Daikanyama,Tokyo)
「KISS-JAPANESE COUPLES」Takashimaya (Sakai,Osaka)
2012「COSPLAY SHOWCASE」pixiv zingaro (Nakano,Tokyo)
「COSPLAY SHOWCASE」Japan Expo (Sydney,Australia)
2013「COSPLAY SHOWCASE」littleMOCA in Taiwan (Taipei)
2016「TRIBE@PAPUA NEW GUINEA」Canon Gallery (Ginza,Sapporo,Nagoya)

Photo Book:
1994「CUPID NOTE」Gakushukenkyusha
1997「LOVERS」Nippon Columbia
2011「COSPLAY SHOWCASE」Interactive PhotoBook App. for iPad/iPhone
「COSPLAY SHOWCASE」Interactive PhotoBook App. for Android
「Cupid note」Kindle Edition
「LOVERS」Kindle Edition
「KIDS LAND」Kindle Edition
「GIRLS PRIVACY」Kindle Edition
「Women Private Viewing 1.0」Kindle Edition
「Women Private Viewing 2.0」Kindle Edition
「G’day!」Kindle Edition
2013「SPIRITUAL MOMENT!」Kindle Edition
「COSPLAY SHOWCASE e-book」Kindle Edition
「PAST DAYS 2.0」Kindle Edition
「Lets publish Photobooks in Kindle!」Kindle Edition
「Lets publish E-books in Kindle!」Kindle Edition