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After transitioning from a graphic designer to a marketing communications specialist and manager at an optical manufacturer, I became a photographic artist. My works emphasize storytelling and focus on the theme of “time of mourning.” I have held solo exhibitions both domestically and internationally, participated in numerous exhibitions, received awards in contests, and have my works included in museum and photography foundation collections.

 

Additionally, driven by a desire to contribute to society through photography, I have been engaged in documenting traditional Japanese cultural performances. In recent years, I have been recording the process of Buddhist statue restoration, organizing exhibitions, and publishing works as part of a project aimed at promoting the preservation and inheritance of cultural properties.

Profile

Award

2024: FOTOZOFIO project, elected members

2023:Etherea Gallery-Virtually03 finalist

2023:London International Creative Competition short list

2021:2021 Critical Mass Top200

2021:Urban Photo Award finalist

2019 : The Center for Fine Art Photography “SELF AND FAMILY” :selected artist

2018 : 2018 Critical Mass Top200

2017 : Finalists of the 2017 Black & White Awards  by Dodho  magazine

2016 :  "15 Talented Asian Photographers"  by Dodho  magazine.

2016 :  " Honorable Mention" in Black and White International Award.

2016 : ONWARD Compe 16’ 2015 : A further 40 photographers by ESPY Award 2015.

Magazine

2023 :  Photo Project Pro, Shots To Tell Photo Book

2021: "I am ready to dream a dream with her / dodho Magazine

2021: Interview/Catholic Weekly

2020: Interview/Asahi Weekly

2020: Interview/CAPA Camera Magazine

2020: Interview/dc.watch 

2020: Interview/Nippon camera Magazine

2019 : “Oshichi” /Nippon Camera Magazine

2018 : “Starting a New Journey”  /Dodho Magazine,  AINT-BAD , Don't Take Pictures, Edge of Humanity,

           kaputtmag

2017:   My activities and works / Digital Camara Magazine in Japan.     

2016 : Interview / Dodho Magazine.

2016 : ”Oshichi” / Dodho Magazine print edition. (16 pages)

2016 : ”Oshichi” / Dodho Magazine and the GUP Magazine. 

2015 : lensCulture Explore Categories 《CONCEPTUAL》

2014 : ”Starting a New Story” / GUP Magazine. 

Collection

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA., U.S.

The Fond Malerba per la fotografia in Milan, Italy

Tenonzan Five Hundred Rakan Temple, Japan

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Personal exhibition

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2024:Eternal Fields - Entrusting Memories to the Fields”, Stripe house gallery, Tokyo

2024 : “Oshichi” Nukunuku , Saitama

2023:“Two Journeys, One Story” pieni deux, Okayama

2021:” Restoration of Five Hundred Rakan Statues/The Inheritance of Prayers ”  JCII club25 &  Rakan temple(2022)

2021: "I am ready to dream a dream with her"  Stripe house gallery, Tokyo

2019: "MOTORROCK-KS2013-2319" JAM photo gallery, Tokyo

         : "Two journey, One story" Fondo Malerba Foto Graphia ,Italy

          : “Oshichi” “Starting a New Journey”  Roonee 247 fine arts gallery, Tokyo

2018 : "SOMEBANA /Flower in Bliss" at Stripe house  Gallery,Tokyo & Hiroshima (w/Midori Hate) 

2013 :  "Sound from the sky" at Gallery space M, Saitama

2010 :  "Abyss of time" at Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Tokyo

2008 :  "M House" at Kodak gallery, Tokyo

2003 : "Shimouchimagi" at Gallery 1/f,Tokyo

Overseas Festivals

2021-22:RECONEXIÓN Uruguay

2021:International Photo Project in Milan

2019 : Novosibirsk International Festival of Contemporary Photography “DIFFERENT DIMENSION 2019” in Russia

Group exhibition

2020:  Paper pool gallery, Tokyo

2020:  “ENDLESS DISCOVERY” Stripe house gallery, Tokyo

2020:Chine-Japan Photo Exchange Exhibition ,Tokyo

2019:  JAM Photo Gallery,Tokyo

            Paper pool gallery, Tokyo

            Novosibirsk International Festival of Contemporary Photography , Russia 

​2018 : ”Making of a Beautiful Bridge” Subway gallery, Yokohama

2017 : “Emerging Vision of Japan” Subway gallery, Yokohama

2016 : “X”  Tokinon gallery

2015 : “Alive”  Gallery corso, Tokyo

2014 : “Infinity”  Gallery corso, Tokyo

2013  “Wind”  Sirius gallery, Tokyo

          “Rainbow”  Gallery corso, Tokyo

2012 : “Hole”  Cross road gallery, Tokyo

2011 : “Stream”  Galerie Demi-Someyu, Tokyo

          “Wind”   Gallery cosmos, Tokyo

          “Tokyo 2 “   Sirius gallery, Tokyo

2010 : “Reincarnation”  Gallery corso, Tokyo

2009 : “Drug (friend/Russian)”  Kodak gallery, Tokyo

2008 : “Road”  Gallery corso, Tokyo

2007 : “Time”  Chotoku gallery, Tokyo

2006 : “Tokyo”  Sirius gallery, Tokyo

Contact Information

URL : http://michikochiyoda.com
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Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ MichikoChiyoda-1491415694433288/

Blog : http://blog.michikochiyoda.com 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/michiko_chiyoda/

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