Daisuke Yokota Japanese, b. 1983

Daisuke Yokota, Foam’s 2016 Paul Huf Award winner, is regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative young Japanese photographers working today. Yokota produces atmospheric works by flowing easily between analog and digital processes to achieve beautifully degraded and layered images.


Daisuke Yokota was born in Saitama prefecture in 1983 and graduated from the Nippon Photography Institute. In 2010, he won the Grand Prix at the 2nd “1_WALL” Photography Competition. He was the recipient of the OUTSET|UNSEEN Exhibition Fund at Unseen Photo Fair in 2013, won the John Kobal Residency Award at Photo London in 2015, and the Foam Paul Huf Award in 2016. In 2019, he won the 45th Kimura Ihei Photography Award.


Daisuke Yokota has published numerous photo collections including “MATTER/BURN OUT,” “VERTIGO,” and “Tarachine.” His major solo exhibitions include “Site/Cloud” (2014) and “Matter” (2017) at the photography museum Foam, and he has participated in group exhibitions such as “The Column Project, Trans-dimensional Photos: Images in the Future Tense” (Aichi Triennale, 2016), “SHAPE OF LIGHT” (Tate Modern, 2018), and “Painting the Night” (Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2018-2019), etc.