Iku Kageyama is from Tokyo, Japan. She lives in Paris, France. She started working as a professional photographer in 2003 and she changed her photo professionalism from Japan to The Unites States and France in 2007. Her father, Masao Kageyama was also a professional photographer, and he encouraged her to pursue photography. Her mother was a fashion designer, and Iku’s interest to fashion was influenced by her mother.
She has focused on art activities since 2007, and she was awarded Grand-Prize in PDN THE LOOK contest (International Fashion Photo contest)2012, and other several awards.
As a commercial photographer, she works for advertisement agencies and editorials.
She affiliates with Galerie ElizabethCouturier in Lyon, Galerie Debruille in Paris, and AZIART in Lille, France.
She likes travels and movies, and also she loves animals and plants.
[Awards & Honors]
2012 PDN THE LOOK where fashion meets art Contest Grand Prize
2012 International Photography Awards Honorable mention
2012 PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) Honorable Mention
2011 PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) Honorable Mention
2010 International Photography Awards Honorable mention
2009 ART BUZZ The 2010 Collection Honorable mention
2009 International Photography Awards Honorable mention
2008 International Photography Awards Honorable mention
2008 New York SOHO Gallery National Competition
2004 club Lunatica CD covers’ Competition
2004 Gallery e-SIESTA CD covers’ Competition
2003 JPA “Women Photography 2003”
2014 Lyon, France Iku Kageyama “re:birth” Galerie Elizabeth Couturier @ l’Agence Arch’in Design
2012 Paris, France Iku Kageyama Photo Exposition “Photo de Mode” Galerie Debruille-Zlotogora
2010 Paris, France Iku Kageyama Photo Exposition “Tokyo Urban Solitude” Galerie Debruille-Zlotogora
2009 Paris, France Iku Kageyama Photo Exposition “Rain, Rain, Rain” Atelier mo
2008 Washington D.C., USA “JAPAN” @ Sakura Matsuri / The National Cherry Blossom Festival
2007 Tokyo, Japan ” SENSE IkuKageyama Photography vol.1 ” Daikanyama J-trip Gallery
2013 Paris, France “KARUCHA SHOKKU” at Galerie B &B 6 bis rue des recollets by PhotoJapan
2012 Paris, France “La Renaissance” at Galerie AFAPROD
2012 Lyon, France “Cathy DOUTRELIGNE – Iku KAGEYAMA” at Galerie ELIZABETH COUTURIER
2011 Paris, France “Carte blanche a Aziart ” at Galerie Librairie Impressions
2011 Lyon, France “PEAU NEUVE” at Galerie ELIZABETH COUTURIER
2011 Lille, France “LILLE ART FAIR” by Galerie ELIZABETH COUTURIER
2010 Fontenay sous Bois, France “Fete de la Fonderie” Exposition avec peinture MO
2010 Paris, France “New York – Paris” Galerie Epopea 91 Rue Saint-Honore
2010 Virginia, USA “Fine Art group exhibition” Gallery Kelly’s in Alexandria
2010 New York, USA “Inspiration of Spring” Chelsea 2/20 Gallery
2009 New York, USA “Never THINK small” climate Gallery
2009 Paris, France “Experience Nature -the Fine Art Photography group exhibition- curated by Iku Kageyama” smile 2 you Gallery
2008 New York, USA “SOHO Gallery National Competition” SOHO PHOTO Gallery
2006 Tokyo, Japan “J-trip gallery Christmas exhibition” Daikanyama J-trip Gallery
2004 Tokyo, Japan “club Lunatica CD covers exhibition” Ginza Galley e-SIESTA
2004 Tokyo, Japan “Gallery e-SIESTA CD covers exhibition” Ginza Galley e-SIESTA
2003 Tokyo, Japan “Women Photography 2003” winners exhibiiton by JPA (Japan Photography Association)
2013 “Révélations” (Le lezard noir by Sophie Cavaliero) France
2012 “Arts-Up” (Art information web site)Belgium
2010 “ArtSource Newsletter” August Issue (Art critical publication) USA
2010 “ART BUZZ The 2010 Collection” (Annual Fine Art Hard Book) USA
2009 “ASIAN FUSION MAGAZINE” Fall Issue (Culture Magazine) USA
2010 “re:birth” (MOMO PRESS) USA
2009 “Rain Rain Rain” (blurb) USA
2009 “Who am I?” (blurb) USA
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Creating an image of the world, finding a perfect vision of light,
capturing emotion and motion. A Photograph shows only what you can see.
I try to make it also express something you can not see, but can feel.
In Japanese, this is called “see things by eyes inside of your heart”.
By Iku Kageyama