Osamu Funao was born in 1960 Kobe city Japan.
Graduated Tsukuba University faculty of biology in 1984.
Be craxy about rock climbing & mountaineering during in his twenties and have traveld all over the world to look for the big wall & high mountains. He has a lot of climbing record in Japan.
During traveling Africa for two years, he awakened the possibility of photography. Then became a photographer and continue his work for documentary photographs until now.
His main work is such as
[ Pygmy, The Forest People],
[ Pakistan Earthquake],
[ Omo natural fashion],
[KAMISAMA HOTOKESAMA, The spiritual origine of Japanese] ,
[ The great Indus river] etc.
He received a prize of
SAGAMIHARA NEW PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD 2009
HAYASHI TADAHIKO AWARD 2016
SAGAMIHARA PHOTO AWARD 2016
And also published many books in Japan.
Living in Oita countryside of Japan with his family and enjoy organic agricultural life.