Toshio Shibata (Tokyo, Japan, 1949) is a Japanese photographer. He joined the painting department of Tokyo University of the Arts in 1968 before continuing his education at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. It was in Ghent that he began to explore photography.
His images of large civil engineering constructions, set in often deserted environments, reveal the delicate balance between human infrastructure and nature. His first solo exhibition was held in 1979, and since then, his work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Centre National de Photographie in Paris, and the Cleveland Museum of Art in Chicago. His work is represented in various museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Denver Art Museum, Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and the Centre national de la Photographie in Paris.