Sohei Nishino (b. 1982) explores the complexity of map-making, fusing the humanism of cartographic history with the informational overload of the digital age. Over several months, Nishino walks through a city armed with a 35 mm camera and a paper map, but with no prescribed route. Back in his darkroom outside Tokyo, he develops hundreds of rolls of film into contact sheets, cuts out the images and pastes them one by one onto a board. It is a painstaking task, done entirely by hand. When the collage is complete, he documents it with a high-resolution digital photograph, effectively erasing the physical traces of his labor.

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Born 1982, Hyogo, Japan
Lives and works in Kanazawa and Shizuoka, Japan

Selected Exhibitions

2016

Sohei Nishino: New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Top Museum, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

2015
Sohei Nishino: CITIES, Polka Gallery, Paris
Action Drawing, Solo Exhibition, IMA gallery, Tokyo

2014

KYOTOGRAPHY

unseen photo fair

NEW DIORAMAS

2013
A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial

ART ARCH HIROSHIMA

Sohei Nishino "Diorama Maps"

Foam Magazine Talent Exhibition
Of Walking

2012

Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.10

OUT OF FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY

2011

Wandering The Diorama Map

Sohei Nishino Solo Exhibition

2010

EMON SELECTION Vol.1

Sohei Nishino Exhibition

DAEGU PHOTO BIENNALE 2010

2009

Canon New Cosmos of Photography 2009 Part II
TAMA VIVANT

Collections
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Amana photo Collection
Jean Pigozzi Collection
Louis Vuitton
Saatchi Gallery