Born in Japan, Miho Aikawa is a photographer, currently based in 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 further enhanced her aspiration to become a photographer. In the early stages of her career as a freelance photographer, Miho was fortunate to shoot one couple’s wedding photography. She was instantly absorbed in taking photos of each precious moment, and the many happy smiles that she encountered that day. The fact that she had recorded the unique story of the marrying couple, their families and friends made her realize how honorable it was to take on such an important role. Miho focuses on shooting each casual ‘moment’ that pass by our daily lives. Her photography is about telling a precious story that lies in each moment, and her creative boundary is not limited to wedding photography.
She was honored to receive Grand Prize of The 2012 PDN Top Knots Contest.
She is based in New York (and Tokyo), but love to travel. Destination weddings are certainly welcomed!
Portfolio website: www.mihophoto.com
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]
2017 “Food Revolution” at Museum of Art and Design Hamburg
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
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
2014 Photoville 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
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