The Higashikawa Awards 2018

New Photographer Award

The 34th Higashikawa Award Winners - New Photographer Award

YOSHINO Erika

Lives in Saitama

For her photobook “NEROLI” (AKAAKA Art Publishing, 2016) and her works exhibited at “Photographs of Innocence and of Experience: Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.14” (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2017-18)

Was born in Honjo city, Saitama in 1970. Started photography in 1989. Graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1994.
 She has presented monochromes using tense framing shooting people in close-up who gathered and passed by since the mid-1990s. Published “MOLE UNIT No. 7 (It's A New day)” (MOLE, 1999) and had solo exhibition and group exhibition abroad.
 Started shooting color prints in 2010. Photographs taken in her neighborhood capture fleeting moments and lights in daily lives. Published photography book “Just Like On The Radio” (Osiris, 2011) with unique texture which evokes bodily memories such as wind and scent which are hard to verbalize and “NEROLI” (AKAAKA Art Publishing, 2016) which captured condensed image which are like the fragrance of neroli distilled from the flowers of the bitter orange.
 Main solo exhibitions include “NEROLI” (Taka Ishii Gellery photographer / film, 2016 ) and “MARBLE” (Ibid., 2018), and group exhibitions “Photographs of Innocence and of Experience: Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.14” ( Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2017-18 ) where she also exhibited “NEROLI” and her latest series “MARBLE”.

  • Untitled, 2011

    NEROLI
    Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
    Chromogenic Print

  • Untitled, 2013

    NEROLI
    Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
    Chromogenic Print

  • Untitled, 2013

    NEROLI
    Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
    Chromogenic Print

  • Untitled, 2010

    NEROLI
    Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
    Chromogenic Print

  • Untitled, 2016

    MARBLE
    Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
    Chromogenic Print

  • Untitled, 2016

    MARBLE
    Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
    Chromogenic Print

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