Born in Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City in 1944.
Dropped out from Department of Oil Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. He has mutually fused his photographs and words, and his works under the theme of travel, life and death have deeply influenced young people with the overwhelming power. His first book "indo horo (Wandering in India)" in 1972 became the bible of young people of the time. Fujiwara won the 3rd Kimura Ihei Award in 1977 for "shoyo yuki" and other works. Winner of the 23rd Mainichi Art Award in 1981 for "zen toyo kaido (All Oriental Streets)”.
He is a photographer and writer who sees the world keenly and keeps producing photos and words that always draw public attention. He is a painter and in recent years a calligrapher as well.
indo horo (Wandering in India) in 1972, seizo horo (Wandering in Tibet) in 1977, shichisai mugen (1978), shoyo yuki in 1978, yume tsurezure in 1979, zen toyo kaido (All Oriental Streets) in 1981, tokyo hyoryu (Tokyo Drifting) in 1983, Memento Mori in 1983, chichi no umi (Sea of Milk) in 1986, amerikan ruretto (American Roulette) in 1990, shonen no minato (Port of Juveniles) in 1992, nanto kaido okinawa (South Island Highway Okinawa) in 1993, dyinguru no irie (Dingle Cove) in 1998, sennen shojo (Thousand-Year Girl) in 1999, zokkai fuji (Secular World Fuji) 2000, bari no shizuku (Drops in Bali) in 2000, tetsurin (Iron Ring) in 2000, hanaotome in 2003, Shibuya in 2006, shinuna ikiro (Do Not Die, Live) in 2010, shogyo mujo in 2011, Okinoshima in 2017
【GRist】Vol.23 Shinya Fujiwara