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Shizuka Minami

Shizuka Minami was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1979. She studied aerodynamics and holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Tokai University. In 2003, she moved to New York to pursue a career in photography. She attended the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program in 2005. She is passionate about festivals, carnivals and Sports events and has photographed them around the world. She is based in Tokyo.

 

Contact

Email :  info at minamishizuka.com


Representation

Photo Classic / Photo Gallery in Japan

Email :  info at photoclassic.jp

URL http://www.photoclassic.jp/

 

Major Activities

Major Publications / Clients / Agent

SCALE Inc., Sports Graphic Number, Waggle, Golf Digest Online Japan, Weekly Golf Digest, Choice, Kyodo News, PHaT PHOTO, Nippon Camera (Japan) Sports Illustrated, PDN, Popular Photo Magazine, American Photo Magazine, Hey, Hot Shots! (U.S.A.) among others.

Book

Sakura Michi: Sakura Yokomine - an LPGA golfer’s autobiography, 2018

Photography Book

Kodo Yearbook 2009&2010 -  One of the Photographers

Blue Man Group Tokyo Catalog, 2007 -  One of the Photographers

Yoshida Takuro & Kaguya-hime Concert in Tsumagoi, Japan, 2006 -  One of the Photographers


Awards

PDN World in Focus - Spontaneous Moments - One of the Winners, U.S.A, 2013

American Photo - Images of the year – Documentary photography and Photojournalism - Winner, U.S.A, 2011

Young Portfolio - one of the winners, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan, 2007, 2009

PDN the Great Outdoors - One of the Winners, U.S.A, 2008


Solo Exhibitions

Minami Carnival 2016 - Canon Gallery Ginza, Sendai and Fukuoka, Japan, 2016 and 2017

[Minami + Carnival - Photography x Dance x Music Event] Club Cactus, Tokyo, Japan, 2011

[Minami Carnival 2010 - Photography x Dance x Music Event]

Club Cactus, Tokyo, Japan, 2010 – Waiwai Steel Band & Taltoka Percussion(Steel Pan & Percussion), Barbie Japan, Torochacah,(Dance) HEMO From HEMO+MOOFIRE(DJ)

Action - The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

[Minami + Carnival - The Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago] – Konica minolta Plaza Gallery A, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

“Minami + Carnival” supported by Japanese Embassy  

Soft Box Studio Limited in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 2009


Group Exhibitions

“I am a runner” by Adidas Japan - IMA Concept Store, Tokyo, Japan, 2014

Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts - Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, 2014

[Photoville - East River Ferry Presents “Drawn to Water: NYC H2O”] – New York, USA, 2013

JPAD Christmas Photo Show - Courtesy by Photo Classic - In Style Photography Center, Tokyo, Japan, 2012

Gift for X’mas - 72 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2012

Tokyo Photo Festival - Courtesy by Photo Classic, Tokyo Midtown Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 2012

“Wa” – Charity Photo Action for 3/11/2011 Japanese disaster - Organizer, 72 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2012

JPAD Christmas Photo Show - Courtesy by Photo Classic - In Style Photography Center, Tokyo, Japan, 2011

Audio/ Visual - Presented by New York Photo Festival, Power House Arena, New York, USA, 2011

Taiwan Photography Festival - - Courtesy by Photo Classic, Taiwan, 2011

Ordinary Moment - Kirsten Luce and Shizuka Minami sponsored by CMS Co. Ltd., Abovegroup Ogilvy,Trinidad and Tobago, 2011

10 x 10 Lounge - My Book x Phat Photo 10th Anniversary, 72 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

“Sombra Projects” New York Photo Festival Affiliated Exhibition - New York, USA, 2010 

Secret Ricoh Ring Cube, Tokyo, Japan, 2009

Overseas - Emerging Japanese Photographer, Ricoh Ring Cube, Tokyo, Japan, 2009

The Art of Photography Show - Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, USA, 2009

“Time Zone” New York Photo Festival Affiliated Exhibition - New York, USA, 2009

The Queens Hall 50th Anniversary - The Anniversary exhibition The Queens Hall in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 2009

“Minami + Carnival” - More Vino in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 2009 

Veras Images Exhibition - Canon Open Gallery at Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan, 2007

Friends Without a Border's Friends of Friends Photography Auction - New York, 2006

Slideluck Potshow 7 - theme “Energy” - New York, 2006

The School at the International Center of Photography - New York, 2005