Noriko Hayashi

Noriko  is a Japanese Documentary photographer.

She began taking photos for a local newspaper “The Point” in Gambia, west Africa while she was a undergraduate studying international relations. Working in such a low key location , she learned the value of detailing overlooked realities of everyday societies.


Visa d’Or Feature Award ’13. NPPA Best of Photojournalism- ’14. DAYS JAPAN award 1st prize in ’12 & 3rd prize in ’13 Finalist for Alexia Foundation professional grant ’13 & ’14. Selected for World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass-2015


Unholy Matrimony:bride kidnapping at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan – 2015


International Herald Tribune The Washington Post Der Speigel National Geographic Japan LA Times Marie Claire UK Le monde Newsweek DAYS JAPAN.

Suggested by Ryan Libre 

Based in Tokyo,Japan

Born in Tokyo,Japan