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.
Based in Tokyo,Japan
Born in Tokyo,Japan