[Japanese]
SETO Masato: Biography
1953: Born in Udon Thani, Thailand
1961: Moved to Fukushima prefecture, Japan
1975: Graduated from Tokyo Photography School (now Tokyo Visual Arts), Tokyo, Japan
1981: Began working as a free-lance photographer and opened office
1987: Opened the gallery for photography "Place M", Tokyo, Japan
Living in Tokyo, Japan

Awards
1990: Japan Professional Photographers Society Prize; New Photographer (Japan Professional Photographers Society), Tokyo, Japan
1995: The 11th Higashikawa Prize; New Photographer (Higashikawa International Photo Festival), Hokkaido, Japan
1996: The 8th Shashin no Kai Prize (Shashin no Kai), Tokyo, Japan
1996: The 21st KIMURA Ihee Memorial Photography Award (Asahi Shimbun), Tokyo, Japan
1999: The 12th Arts and Sciences Prize (Shincho-sha), Tokyo, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1983: Bangkok, 1983, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan
1984: City, Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan
1987 - present: Solo exhibitions, Place M, Tokyo, Japan
1996: Living Room, Tokyo, Konica Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
1996: Muang Hanoi, Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions
1993: Breda Photo Festival, Breda, Netherland
1995: Tokyo / City of Photos, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
1995: Another Reality; Aspects of Contemporary Photography, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
1999: The 5th International Fototage Harten
2003: Japan - Contemporary Ceramics and Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany

Published Books
1989: Bangkok, Hanoi; 1982-1987, I.P.C., Tokyo, Japan
1996: Living Room, Shincho-sha, Tokyo, Japan
1996: Silent Mode, Mole, Tokyo, Japan
1998: Tooi / Masato, Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan
2005: picnic, Place M, Tokyo, Japan

Work Experience
1978 - 1980: Photographer's assistant of OKADA Masahiro, Tokyo, Japan
1979 - 1982: Photographer's assistant of FUKASE Masahisa, Tokyo, Japan
1992 - present: Photography printer of FUKASE Masahisa, Tokyo, Japan
1981 - present: The president of "Office SETOS", Tokyo, Japan
1987 - present: Gallery owner / instructor (photo workshop) of "Place M"