SETO Masato

Senior Photographer / Director of Place M Gallery



SETO Masato, a Japanese-Thai photographer. Born in Udon Thani, Thailand and moved to Fukushima prefecture in 1961. He graduated from Tokyo Visual Arts. After the further study under Daido Moriyama, Seto became the assistant of Masahisa Fukase in 1978. Afterwards, in 1978, he opened a photography gallery –Place M.


Seto was awarded with the Photographic Society of Japan Newcomer Award, the Higashikawa Prize, Shincho Gakugei Award, Society of Photography Award, the Photographic Society of Japan Annual Award, and the prestigious Kimura Ihei Award.


Selected exhibitions like “Bangkok” (Tokyo, Japan), “Streets” (Japan), “Photographic City Tokyo” (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Photography, Japan), “Living Room” (Japan), “Muang HANOI” (Japan), “Binran” (Japan), featured his important collection such as “Bangkok/Hanoi” and “Living Room”. His photography works have become a part of the permanent collection of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Kawasaki City Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Elton John Collection, and the Fukushima Museum.


His publications include 《Bangkok/Hanoi (IPC)》, 《Silent Mode》, 《Tooi to Masato》(Tooi and Masato), 《Picnic》, 《Binran》.

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