Noriko Takasugi | Tokyo, Japan

Short bio…

Born in Japan. Graduated from the MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. Since 2004, I have studied from Masato Seto, a student of Daido Moriyama and he adjudicator of current Kimura Ihei Awards. Working as an editor for monthly graphic magazines led me to increase my strong passion for photography and storytelling. Finalist of Royal Photographic Society 156th International Print Exhibition. Shortlisted for the 2013 Deutsche Bank Award in Photography.

You shoot film because…

Having experienced documentary method, not only the record aspect but also the relationship between myself and others, established my standing point; between conceptual and documentary. Connecting with people who have their culture strongly associated with their land, and integrating myself with them through photography has always fascinated me. Especially for portraits, shooting film gives me the time to be slow and calm and be able to create relationship between myself and subjects.

Your photography feels like…

Time, history, and emotion create light and shadow and I am in the place that I should be.

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