The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – photo exhibition

Shota Matsumoto was born in Osaka , Japan in 1983. He lives and works in Tokyo. After having worked as an assistant of photographer Shingo Wakagi, he began his own career as a photographer in 2011. He currently runs a photo exhibition documenting young long distance runners facing a race. Training and racing in solitude, Matsumoto has captured the essence and loneliness of running.

A selection of images can be seen on his website.