About

Miho Aikawa Profile

Born in Japan, Miho Aikawa is a photographer, currently based in both Tokyo and NY. Since her graduation from the 2010 Masters in Digital Photography program at the School of Visual Arts, she has been residing in the New York state.
Miho entered the Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, majoring in journalism. During her junior year, she attended the University of Miami to study photojournalism in a one-year exchange program. The experience in Miami broadened her view and made her desire to become a photographer stronger than ever.
Miho became a freelance photographer and won The Best Award for Corporate and Commodity Advertisement from Japan Advertising Photographers' Association Competition in 2006. Miho's works have been exhibited at museums and public spaces such as Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art, World Bank Tokyo, Konika Minolta Plaza Tokyo, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts collects her photography.

[Solo Exhibitions]
2009 “Still Moment”, Solo Exhibition - Kamishima Chinami Aoyama Showroom, Tokyo, Japan
2008 "UGANDA - The Pearl of Africa", Selected Solo Exhibition - Konika Minolta Plaza, Tokyo

[Selected Group Exhibitions]
2012 “Global Projects: Artists at Home and Abroad“ BROADWAY GALLERY
2008 "African AIDS Orphan” supported by NGO PLAS - The World Bank Tokyo・Japan Global Plaza, Japan International Cooperation Agency
2006 Exhibition of Japan Advertising Photographers' Association Competition - Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan・Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

[Public Collections]
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan

[Awards]
2014 Brooklyn and Atlanta FENCE 2014
2012 PDN Top Knots Contest GRAND PRIZE
2009 KMOPA Young Portfolio, Japan
2006 Japan Advertising Photographers' Association Competition - The Best Award for Corporate and Commodity Advertisement

[Education]
2009 to 2010 the Masters in Digital Photography program, the School of Visual Arts, New York
2005 to 2006 Tokyo School of Photography, Tokyo - Professional Photography Regular Course
2001 to 2005 Sophia University, Tokyo - Bachelor of Journalism, in Humanities
Selected as an exchange student to University of Miami, and attended Dep. of Visual Communication, School of Communication, UM for one year

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フリーランスフォトグラファーとして活躍中のMiho Aikawaは、2010年School of Visual ArtsにてMPS Digital Photographyを修士し、今現在ニューヨークに住みながら、東京とニューヨークを拠点として世界各地で写真を撮影中。
上智大学にてジャーナリズムを専攻し、在学中に交換留学生としてUniversity of Miamiにて報道写真を学ぶ。そのときの経験がきっかけで、写真家となることを決意した。
2006年フリーランスフォトグラファーとして活動を開始し、同年APA公募展にて企業・商品広告部門 部門最高賞を受賞。彼女の作品はこれまでに東京都写真美術館、世界銀行東京事務所、大阪市立美術館、コニカミノルタプラザ、Brooklyn Bridge Parkなどで展示され、 清里フォトミュージアムに収蔵されている。

[個展]
2009 「Still Moment」 Kamishima Chinami 青山Showroom
2008 「 The Pearl of Africa − ウガンダ共和国」 コニカミノルタプラザ

[主なグループ展示会]
2012 “Global Projects: Artists at Home and Abroad“ BROADWAY GALLERY
2008 「アフリカのエイズ孤児」NGO PLAS主催写真展  世界銀行 東京事務所・JICA地球広場
2006 第34回APA公募展 大阪市立美術館・東京都写真美術館

[写真収蔵美術館]
清里フォトミュージアム

[受賞歴]
2014 Brooklyn and Atlanta FENCE 2014
2012 PDN Top Knots Contest GRAND PRIZE
2009 KMOPA ヤングポートフォリオ 2009
2006 第34回APA公募展2006  企業・商品広告部門 部門最高賞

[学歴]
2009〜2010 ニューヨークのthe School of Visual ArtsにてMPS Digital Photography修士
2005〜2006 東京写真学園 プロ本科コース卒業
2001〜2005 上智大学文学部新聞学科卒業 交換留学生として一年間University of MiamiにてPhotojournalismを学ぶ