/ 2021 / Book / Documentary

COVID-19 SELF-RESTRAINT, TOKYO

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Takeshi Tokitsu
  • Credit
    Takeshi Tokitsu

On April 7, 2020, the Japanese government declared a state of emergency due to the spread of COVID-19 infection. Tokyo, the capital city where the Olympics were scheduled to be held, was full of foreigners and tourists, but since that day it has become like a huge movie set with no people. A social experiment called "self-restraint" conducted mainly in Tokyo visualizes various problems in modern society, affects people's psychology, and promotes change in society. 2020 will be remembered as a turning point in change.

Born in Nagasaki City in 1976. Went to work for The Asahi Shimbun Company after graduating from the Faculty of Law at Tokyo Metropolitan University. After stints in the Publishing&Photography departments, Editorial office for Asahi Shimbun Weekly AERA, was assigned to his current post in the Image News department. Staged his "Days Fukushima" exhibition in 2012 at the Ginza and Osaka Nikon Salons, "Cell" exhibition in 2018 at Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza, and "45seconds" exhibition in 2019 at Shinjuku Nagune Gallery. He develops photographic works on the theme of city and history.

Awards Japan Magazine Photographers Association Award (Grand Prize 2011)