About Kodography

Kodo Miura was born in 1979 in Tokyo, Japan. He brought his childhood in various japanese cities: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Osaka, until his family moved to Kyoto at the age of thirteen. After graduating from his first study in Tokyo in 2003, B.A. Language and Area Studies: Central- and Eastern Europe, he moved to Berlin, where he had stayed in 2001 and 2002 for a couple of months by visiting german language courses.

Now he lives in Berlin-Neukölln and has studied Master of Art: Central- and Eastern European Cultures and Literatures (Czech & Slovakian literature and culture and Aesthetic theory) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and writes a dissertation for a Ph.D. about the cultural and visual perception and representation of the central and eastern european Rom at Universität Potsdam, Germany.

He begun to take a picture in his schooldays and practiced by himself analogue photography in the darkroom at his high school. At that time he took mostly photos of heavenly body, subsequently pictured the streets of his hometown Kyoto and the nature in the mountain areas, to where he brought his school holidays.

Nowadays he puts his photographic interests on searching for the intersection of the visual culture and the literature by picturing the central and eastern European landscape from the cultural-historical point of view of his academic research and by discussing about the mean of traveling as an anthropological act. Since a couple of years he has been taking pictures of suburban areas of the metropolis, which seem to be analogous to the places where he brought his childhood. This theme is strongly related to the experience in his early life and his photographic leitmotif for searching his photographic “Urbild”(Archetype).

He became a member of WerkStadt eV, Berlin-Neukölln, in Autumn 2009.

More information: www.kodography.com or www.luegenlernen.de (Japanese)