BIO / CV

 
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