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YUKARI CHIKURA (地蔵 ゆかり) born in Tokyo, Japan.
After graduating from university of music, she became a music composer, arranger and programmer.

She is the winner of STEIDL BOOK AWARD and her work "ZAIDO" was published by STEIDL in 2020.
( ZAIDO was selected as "Best Photo Book 2020" of Photo-eye, VOGUE, LensCulture, PhotobookStore, 1000 Words, Vanity Fair, All About Photo.com, Photobook Journal among others.)
Her works have been collected in
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Griffin Museum and Bibliotheque nationale de France.  She won LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016, LUCIE PHOTOBOOK PRIZE (Finalist),  Julia Margaret Cameron Award ( 1st ) , IPA International Photography Awards (1st), Sony World Photography Awards, Photolucida Critical Mass TOP50 2016 & 2015. She held lots of exhibitions at museum, galleries around the world. Her work was selected as “FOTOFEST Discoveries of the Meeting Place, "IPA Best of Show photographer" (Lucie Foundation). She was an artist in residence of Rokko International Photography Festival. She gave a lecture at Tokyo Zokei University. She participated in “RPS Photobook Masterclass' ', “Review Santa Fe” and “Eddie Adams Workshop”.  She was nominated “Leica Oskar Barnack Award”. Her work was published by NY Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Vice Magazine among others.

*** COLLECTION

2021 "ZAIDO" for Museum of Modern Art ( MoMA )

2021 "ZAIDO" for Getty Research Institute

2020 “ZAIDO” for The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2014 “ZAIDO” for Griffin Museum in US

2014 “KAB+CHROME” for Griffin Museum in US

2014 “Living At Killing Fields ” for Shunan Ciry Museum of Art and History

2013 “ZAIDO” series for la Bibliothèque nationale de France ( BnF )

2013 “KAGURA” series for la Bibliothèque nationale de France ( BnF )

*** AWARD
2022 The Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Nominated)

2021  LUCIE PHOTOBOOK PRIZE (Finalist)

2021  The Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Nominated)

2020 IPA International Photography Awards : Book / Other (Gold Winner)

2020 All About Photo SOLO EXHIBITION Award (1st)

2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Award (1st)

2018 NTU IPA Photo Award

2017 ALL ABOUT PHOTO AWARD (Winner)

2016 STEIDL PHOTO BOOK AWARD (Winner)

2016 LENSCULTURE EMERGING TALENT AWARD (Winner)

2016 TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) (Gold Winner)

2016 PHOTOLUCIDA CRITICAL MASS TOP50 PHOTOGRAPHER (Winner)

2015 THE 2015 LUCIE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (Shortlist)

2015 PHOTOLUCIDA CRITICAL MASS TOP50 PHOTOGRAPHER (Winner)

2015 FOCUS Photo LA TOP20 (Finalist)

2014 Tadahiko Hayashi Award (2nd)

2014 SWPA (Sony World Photography Awards) : (Shortlist)

IPA (International Photography Awards) 2013: (1st)

PX3 2013 (1st)

WPO Sony World Photography Award 2013 (3rd)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL CONTEST (Highest Award)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO CONTEST (Outstanding Performance Award)

*** SOLO EXHIBITION

2020 All About Photo

2020 Corden Potts Gallery

2020 MYD Gallery

2016 Canon Gallery Ginza,Tokyo

2016 Canon Gallery Nagoya,Aichi

2016 Canon Gallery Miyagi

2016 Canon Gallery Sapporo

2016 Gellry Fugensha,Tokyo

2015 Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza,Tokyo

2014 GELLERY ENTRE DEUX,Tokyo

2013 Canon Gallery Ginza,Tokyo

2013 Canon Gallery Nagoya,Aichi

2013 Canon Gallery Umeda,Osaka

2013 Canon Gallery Miyagi

2013 Canon Gallery Sapporo

*** SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION AND ART FAIR

2022 KYOTOGRAPHIE 10/10 Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Women Photographers Supported by KERING

2021 Fotonostrum MELANCHOLIA exhibition (Barcelona)

2020 TOKYO CURIOSITY 2020 Bunkamura (Tokyo)

2020 Gala Award Exhibition at Fotonostrum (Barcelona)

2020 Hatsuyuki (First Snow) Exhibition at Ibasho Gallery (Belgium)

2019 Filter Photo Exhibition (Chicago)

2019 TOKYO CURIOSITY (Berlin)

2018 Curiosite de Tokyo' exhibition (Paris)

2018 STEIDL Book Launch Exhibition(Singapore)

2018 SIPF The Open Call Portfolio Showcase(Singapore)

2018 Athens Photo Festival (Benaki Museum)

2018 Photo Basel (Basel)

2018 HAUTE Photograpie (Stockholm)

2018 FOTOFEST Discovery of Meeting Place (Houston)

2018 NTU IPA Photo Award Exhibition (Singapore)
2017 Dali International Photography Exhibition (Dali)

2017 Artwork Network Gallery (Denver)

2017 Los Angeles Festival of Photography (LA)

2017 Tokyo Art Book Fair : from STEIDL (Tokyo)

2017 IBASHO Gallery (Antwerpen)

2017 Odessa//Batumi Photo Days Festival

2017 FORMAT International Photography Festival (UK)

2017 Shibuya Cultural Center Owada (Tokyo)

2016 PhotoFestiwal Lodz, Arts Inkubator (Lotdz)

2016 Photo l.a. (LA)

2016 Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo)

2016 KLPA (Kuala Lumpur)

2016 Fugensha Gallery (SOLO EXHIBITION)(Tokyo)

2015 Photo Basel 2015 “ZAIDO” (Basel)

2015 Art Chiyoda 3331 (Tokyo)

2015 819 Gallery (Hyogo)

2015 SONY Imaging Gallery Ginza (SOLO EXHIBITION) “Zigeunerweisen” (Tokyo)

2014 Somerset House, London ( “FROZEN WORLD “ ) (London)

2014 IPA, North Carolina (Daylight)

2014 IPA ( International Photography Awards 2013 “Best Of Show” Exhibition) (Bangkok)

2014 IPA ( International Photography Awards 2013 “Best Of Show” Exhibition) (Chiang Mai)

2014 ENTRE DEUX: (SOLO EXHIBITION ”KINDERSZENEN”) (Tokyo)

2014 Kawasaki City Museum (“ZAIDO”, “ KAB+CHROME”) (Kanagawa)

2014 Gallery Tanto Tempo (“ZAIDO”) (Hyogo)

2014 Photo l.a. : (Selection from Lucie Foundation) (Los Angels)

2014 TOKYO-GA Project Exhibition 2014, Tokyo (“Tokyo Rhapsody” ) (Tokyo)

2013 International Photography Awards 2013 “Best Of Show” Exhibition) (NY)

2013 Fotofever Paris 2013 ( Carrousel du Louvre ) (Paris)

2013 Somerset House, London 2013 (London)

2013 Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris 2013 (“Water Boy”, “Bride In The Mirror” ) (Paris)

2013 Canon Gallery Ginza,Tokyo( 2013 )( SOLO ”Living At Killing Fields”) (Tokyo)

2013 Canon Gallery Umeda,Osaka( 2013 )( SOLO ”Living At Killing Fields”) (Osaka)

2013 Canon Gallery Nagoya,Aichi( 2013 )( SOLO ”Living At Killing Fields”) (Nagoya)

2013 Canon Gallery Sendai,Miyagi( 2013 )( SOLO ”Living At Killing Fields”) (Miyagi)

2013 Canon Gallery Sapporo,Hokkaido( 2013 )( SOLO”Living At Killing Fields”) (Hokkaido)

2013 Rokko Photo Festival 2013 (as guest photographer)(“ZAIDO”) (Hyogo)

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space (Tokyo)

The National Art Center , Tokyo(“Family in the Light” ) (Tokyo)

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum ,Tokyo (“Family in the Light” ) (Tokyo)

*** BEST OF BOOKS 2020

“ZAIDO”

Photo-eye (Elizabeth Avedon’s select)

VOGUE Best Photobook of 2020

LensCulture (Laura Moya’s select)

PhotobookStore (Robin Titchener’s select)

LensCulture (Enrico Stefanelli’s select)

1000 WORDS Top 10 Photobooks of 2020

Photo-eye (Larissa Leclair’s select)

Photobook Journal

All About Photo.Com (Sandrine Hermand-Grisel’s select)

What will you remember

Colin Pantoll’s select

Ola Søndenå 's select

Gabriela Cendoya’s select

Viory Schellekens’s select

Masters of Photography

Vanity Fair

*** WORKSHOP

RPS Photobook Masterclass 2015

Eddie Adams Workshop (US) 2014

*** ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Rokko International Photography Festival 2015

*** LECTURE

Tokyo Zokei University

*** TALK EVENT

PhotoVisa 2020

Japan Society London 2020

*** MUSIC AWARD

Composer rookie award

*** WORKS FOR TV (MUSIC)

CANON

SUZUKI

HITACH

PANASONIC

P&G

NATIONAL

YOKOHAMA TIRE

ROHTO PHARMACEUTICAL