Munemasa Takahashi was born in 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from Nippon Photography Institute, Tokyo in 2001. He has received the Superior prize in the 11th Canon New Cosmos of Photography in 2002. He has published the first monograph “SKYFISH” (AKAAKA) and had a solo exhibition at AKAAKA Gallery in 2010.
After 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, he became a member of Salvage Memory project which return the missing photos to the owner in the town of Yamamoto in Miyagi prefecture, one of the worst town hit by tsunami. Through this project, he took heavily damaged photos which thrown away and turned into a traveling exhibition “Lost & Found Project” that aimed to raise funds for tsunami survivors. He has published this exhibition catalogue “Tsunami, Photographs, and Then – LOST&FOUND PROJECT” (AKAAKA).
He has published the second monograph “Laying Stones” (VERO) in 2015 and has an exhibition at PGI in 2016.