Travelled to Thai – America – Germany for 13 years.
Came back to Japan in 2005. After meeting with the representative of The North Face Japan, started Earth Kids Project “POWWOW aeaa Earth Kids Project-7Nature Usagi” with Natalija Ribovic, visual media artist, to tell the story of joy and wonder of nature by using art to children on the glove.
7 Nature Usagi Earth Kids Movement is on-going project.
After 311 Tohoku earthquake, became a first member to establish “Kuminosato”, a radiation free support house for Fukushima children in Kume Island in Okinawa. Now, working as a director of Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp.
Various works including planning, organizing and coordinating kids workshop, outdoor event, camp, Fukushima support program, producing kindergarten.
1992 - 1994: Work as a dolphin swimming guide at "Dolphin & You" in Makua Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. 1994: Dolphin workshop tour in various places in Japan. And started traveling India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thai, and many other Asian countries. Stayed in Australia during 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2002: Work as a scuba diving guide at "Baja Diving Service" in La Paz, Mexico. 2002: Started taking under water photos of dolphins. Worked as a reporter/photographer for Stripes Japan, Stripes Okinawa, Stripes Guam from 2012- 2015.
Leonardo Pellegatta is an Italian photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in Tokyo.
He graduated in Fine Art photography at School of Visual Arts in New York in 1996.
He has exposed internationally with solo and group exhibitions in America, Japan, Thailand, France, Switzerland and Italy.He has participated in numerous projects collaborating with art and music festivals, international magazines, creative brands & fashion designers. As an improviser, he loves to meet new people and to experiment different situations, always responding with a creative mind…
Natalija Ribovic - ナタリヤ・リボヴィッチ
Visual media artist
1976年セルビア、ノビサッド生まれ。ドイツ国籍のルテーニア人。ウィーン芸術大学卒業後、ノビサッド、ミュンヘン、ウィーン、ダマスカス、ミラノ、東京と様々な言語圏に移り住み、その境遇、背景を視覚的手法を次々に展開させる。主な個展に、「Apple Collection,Joseph Beuys Tree」(MAKミュージアム／ウィーン）,「Stretching thoughts」(オーストリア領事館文化フォーラム）、「7 months Japan」,AICHI TRIENNALE2010"Everyone is an Earthist"等がある。ドイツ、アウグスブルグ市における"KUNSTFOERDERPREIS"最優秀現代美術賞受賞。