Junji NAITO, Born in Hiroshima,1959
After graduating from High School, he entered a film-making college. Along with making films he also took photographs, some of which were featured in a music magazines. This started him on his career as a photographer. He was commissioned to take photos of various musicians, such as Shogo Hamada and the Japanese rock band SPITZ. He became the official photographer for many Japanese musicians.
Since the 1980's he started shooting the natural environment in parallel.
2007: Began to photograph the activities of Dr. Naoyuki Kawahara, the Director of the NPO Rocinantes which was carrying out medical activities in Sudan, Africa.
2008: Began photographing Kikuo Morimoto who had been involved with the revitalization of traditional Cambodian textiles as well as Kazumi Akao, a nurse with "Friends Without a Border" who had been treating children with malnutrition at the Pediatrics Hospital in Angkor, as well as visiting HIV patients.
2012: Began photographing the Japanese medical group "Japan Heart" led by Dr. Hideto Yoshioka, which carries out medical support to various Asian countries such as Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
Many of his photographs were published and he held exhibitions and gave illustrated lectures.
Photo album "Mouhitotsu no Sudan (Another Side of Sudan: The Challenge of Dr. Naoyuki Kawahara)." Shufu-no-tomo-sha, 2010.03.12
SPITZ photo album "Kotoba wa Hakanai (Words are Ephemeral)." Shufu-no-tomo-sha 2012.04.18
Photo album "Inochi no ki (The Life of Tree)." Shufu-no-tomo-sha 2015.11.07