Günter Zorn’s Biography & Profile
Born 1953 in Bonn, Germany. Studied and graduated in Cologne with a BA in Media and Imaging Technology (Photo Engineer).
Through his professional career, starting with Polaroid Corporation, he developed a deep sense for the importance and influence of photography in visual communication.
After living in Germany, with stations in the Netherlands and France, he settled down in Japan as his second home in 1991 and is living among the people of Tokyo’s Kagurazaka permanently since 2000.
In his photographic work, Kagurazaka, the seas of Japan and France’s Bretagne, Tokyo’s rivers, Tottori’s sand dunes and the ubiquitous presence of wabi-sabi, play a dominant role.
Günter Zorn’s Biography & Profile
1953年ドイツ・ボンに生まれる。ケルン工科大学を卒業、写真工学専攻。 ポラロイド社に入社し、ヴィジュアルコミュニケーションとしての写真の重要性と影響力への感覚を磨く。ドイツ、オランダ、フランスで暮らした後、第二の故郷として1991年、日本に移り住む。2000年より永住権を取得し、東京・神楽坂の人々と交流を育む。

Selected Exhibitions
2016, “wabi sabi” photography at the Staatspark Fürstenlager Bensheim, Germany.
2016 – 2017, “Kagurazaka” solo exhibitions in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka district.
2018 – 2020, “Tokyo Curiosity – Shibuya” group exhibitions by Tokyo-GA in Tokyo, Paris, Berlin and again in Tokyo.
2019, “Tokyo & Berlin – Zwei Metropolen – „Tausend Dörfer”, group exhibition at the Japan German Center Berlin, Germany
2020, “wabi sabi” group exhibition at Bunkamura Museum Gallery Tokyo.
2020, “Tokyo Curiosity 2020 – Shibuya”, Tokyo-GA group exhibition at Bunkamura Museum, Tokyo.
2021, “Kagurazaka” group exhibition at MYD Gallery, Tokyo
2023, “La Mer 母なる” group exhibition at Bunshun Gallery, Tokyo.
2023, “By the Sea – Symphony of Life”, Solo Exhibition at Bunshun Gallery, Tokyo- Large format prints on handmade washi paper.

2019, First photo book “Kagurazaka Mignardises”『神楽坂、その優美』
2023, Photobook “By the Sea – Symphony of Life”


Member of Tokyo-GA, a renowned group of 100 international photographers
Member of The Photographic Society of Japan (PSJ) 日本写真協会員