About AKASHI PHOTOS

This is a photography archive site of AKASHI PHOTOS, a photography cooperative created and operated by two photographers, Toru Mmorimoto and Tina Bagué. They are specialized in documentary, photojournalism, and travel photography, focusing on Japan and other countries that attract them. Some pictures updated on this site are low-res files, but high-res files are available on request for all images appear on this site. Their photography book "JAPAN/日本" was published in October 2011. The Photo exhibition of "Nippon" was held in Tokyo in October in 2011, in Barcelona in November 2011, and in Milan in March 2012.
Toru Morimoto started working as a photographer in a Kenyan newspaper, Daily Nation, while he was enrolled in School of Journalism in Missouri. After internships in Magnum Photos and the New York Times in New York, he started working as a freelance based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He has been based in Nairobi, New York, Abidjan, Madrid, Tokyo. He is currently based in Barcelona. His works have been published in many international magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angels Times, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Courreier International, Daily Telegraph, NZZ Folio, International Herald Tribune among others. He also frequently works for prestigious Japanese magazine such as Newsweek-Japan, Aera, Number, and PEN. He has exhibited "Tibetans in Exile" in Barcelona in 2006, "India" in Barcelona in 2008 and "Kosovo - Memories of Massacre" in Tokyo in 2009. He has won an award of excellence from POYi in 2007, and is the winner of Uneno Hikoma Award in 2009.

Tina Bagué started to work as a freelance photographer for a Catalan newspaper, El 9 Nou. Atthe same time she started teaching black and white darkroom techniques in a photography school, Escola Groc, in Barcelona. In 2002, she began freelancing for a magazine, El Temps, as well as for other media. After her first trip to Japan in 2002, she decided to dedicate herself to travel photography. From 2003, she works exclusively in color and digital. Since then she has traveled to more than 20 countries, producing travel reportages that appeared in many Spanish magazines such as El País Semanal, El Dominical del Periódico, Lonly Planet Magazine, Viajar, Ronda Iberia, Iberia Excelente, Rutas del Mundo, Yo Dona, Condé Nast Traveller, Spanair and in Italian magazines such as Panorama and Panorama Travel. From 2002 to 2011, she was the editor-in-cheaf of a Spanish magazine, Digitalfoto, published in Barcelona by group MC Ediciones.