Born in 1978, Masashi Kohara has worked as a filmmaker and a curator. His documentary films include “The Man Who Became a Camera” (2003). In 2005, he was awarded the 10th Koen Shigemori Photography Critic Award for ‘A Note on Takuma Nakahira’, and in 2016, he received the 24th The Photographic Society of Japan Awards Scholastic. As a curator at the Izu Photo Museum, Kohara organized “Nobuyoshi Araki Photobook Exhibition: Ararchy,” “Manabu Miyazaki: The Pencil of Nature”, “Tazuko Masuyama: Until Everything Becomes a Photograph,” “Ichiro Kojima: To the North, From the North”, among others. His books include “Suspending Time: Life̶ Photography̶Death”,“Visions of Fuji: An Incurable Malady of Modern Japan”, “War and Postwar: Images of Japan As Seen in Hodo Shashin (Reportage Photography)”, and “Detective in the Forest”.