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2018: PHOTO ESPANA Best International Photography Book of the Year (Spain)

2018: San Jose Photo open call-honorable mention (Uruguay)
2017: Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund-Finalist

2017, Aperture first photobook -Shortlist(US)

2017, PHOTOLUX Photoboox Grandprix(Italy)

2017, CORTONA ON THE MOVE dummy award -shortlist top3 (Italy)
2017, Kaunas Photo  Grandprix,
Kaunas photo star (Lithuania)
2017, Kassel Dummy Award -shortlist (Germany)
2017, FUAM dummy book award -shortlist (Turkey)
2016, Harridan Award -the Juror’s Choice (Japan)

2016, Ibasho Gallery, Belgium -Shortlist(Belgium)

Solo Exhibitions

2018.11: "The Restoration Will" at Galeria Miejska Arsenał by Pix.House (Poznan, Poland)

2018.03: "The Restoration Will" at Spazio Labo (Bologna, Italy)

2017.12: publish launch"The Restoration Will" at Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan)

2017,9: "The Restoration Will"  at KAUNAS PHOTO GALLERY(Lithuania)
2017,3: "The Restoration Will" at Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan)
2014.4: The Bonds of Parents and Child, Niigata Nippo Media ship( Niigata, Japan)

2012,5: “Madam of Onagawa,” Tohoku Electric Power Co. Green Plaza (Sendai, Japan)

2011.8: “The father’s look and the daughter’s gaze, ” Fujifilm Photo Salon, Traveling exhibition         (Tokyo, Sendai, Osaka)



Group Exhibitions

2022.04 KYOTOGRAPHIE "10/10 Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Women Photographers" (Kyoto, Japan)

2021.07   Biennale de Photographie en Condroz (Condroz,Belgium)

2020.07   “Twilight Daylight” Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan)

2018.09   SIPF Singapore International Photography Festival(DECK, Singapore)

2018.6: Foto Leggend (Roma, Italy)

2018.3: "Photobook as an object / Photobook who cares  process showcase"

                 (Engine Room Gallery, Wellington)

2018.3: "Again See" Zhongshan Art Museum, curator by Kurt Tong(China)

2017.12: "The Restoration Will" at PHOTOLUX (Lucca, Italy)
2016.9: "photobook As Object" at Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan)

2016.8: "Focus Japan" by Kuala Lumpur International Photography Award at White box  (KL, Malaysia)
2015.6: "Turning Point" at Project Basho (Philadelphia, USA)

2012.3: “Two photographers in a wish for reconstruction,” Portrait Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2011,5: “The Day and After – Memory of ONAGAWA: Sponsered by Hug Japan”, AIGA Gallery New York (N.Y., U.S.A.)



2022.04: “HOJO” T&M Projects (JAPAN) ISBN 978-4-909442-31-4

2018.11 "The Place to belong" (Pix.House)

2017.11: "The Restoration Will" Ceiba Editions(ITALY) ISBN978-88-941960-4-7

2017.3:  "The Restoration Will"   self-published 

2012.3: “Onagawa, SasakiPhotoStudio – From March 11, 2011, and beyond,”March 2012, Ichiyosha, Inc.,   ISBN 978-4-87196-049-6


Artist residency

2018.11 Pix.House (Poznan, Poland) 

2018.6 Docking Station ( Amsterdam, NL)



2018.03 “The Photo Book your next step”/ 2 days at Spazio Labo (Bologna, Italy) with Eva-Maria

Kunz from Ceiba Editions.

2017.06 “bookbinding class”/1 day at Auckland Festival of Photography ( New Zealand )



2016: Ibasho Gallery (Belgium)


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    Mayumi was born in 1977 in Onagawa, Miyagi and now reside Tokyo, Japan. She works as a visual storyteller to find and create personal narratives. She was born and raised in a family who ran a photo studio founded by her grandfather in 1930 in the city of Onagawa. She studied at Nihon University, College of Art Department of Photography.
     March 11, 2011. On this day an incident which changed her life has occurred. Her hometown Onagawa was destroyed by the tsunami and her parents went missing. She captures them as an individual and not just a faceless figures, and leave the photographs as proof of their lives.

  In 2014-2015, She has supported with Alejandro Chaskielberg, who is Argentina Photographer, as local location coordinator and professional support assistant in "Otsuchi Future Memories".

 In 2016, She participated a workshop "Photobook As Object" by Yumi Goto and Jan Rosseel. She has developed a book with them,

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