The Higashikawa Awards 2017

New Photographer Award

The 33rd Higashikawa Award Winners - New Photographer Award

NOMURA Sakiko

Lives in Tokyo

For her photobook: “Mō hitotsu no kuroyami” [Another Black Darkness] (Akio Nagawawa Publishing, 2016) and other activities as a photographer.

Born in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi in 1967. Graduated from the Department of Photography, Kyushu Sangyo University in 1990. Has been mentored by Araki Nobuyoshi since 1991. Has held a prolific number of solo and group exhibitions concentrated in Tokyo as well as Europe and Asia since the “Hari no nai Tokei” [A clock without hands] (egg gallery, 1993).
 Her first photography book “Hadaka no Jikan” [Time for naked] (Heibonsha Limited, Publishers, 1997) captures dense time and space through black and white images of a naked man lying on the bed with dim light coming from the darkness. Her first colored photography book “Yakan hiko” [Night Flight] (Little More Co., Ltd., 2008) features nighttime landscapes, never published in her photo books, captured over 7 years using a tiny spy camera, and also images of naked men in wet atmosphere.
 Her work “NUDE/ A ROOM / FLOWERS” (MATCH and Company Co. Ltd., 2012) was awarded the Sagamihara Newcomer Photographer Award. It contains more than 20 years of works and weaves together disparate images starting with the funeral portrait of her friend and longtime model, nudes, portraits, landscapes, children, and flowers heavily foreshadowing life and death hidden in an intimate and tranquil world.
 In 2016, the exhibition “Gun” [Wild Geese] (BA-TSU ART GALLERY) was held featuring works created through spending 3 intense days with 6 male models, the same year, “Mō hitotsu no kuroyami” [Another Black Darkness] (Akio Nagasawa Publishing), an experimental work solarizing the images from her previous book “Kuroyami” [Black Darkness] (2008) and other series, was published.
 She continues to showcase deep, often unseen, emotions quivering inside through naked bodies appearing in the darkness and through the outer world.

  • From the series "Another Black Darkness"

  • From the series "Another Black Darkness"

  • From the series "Another Black Darkness"

  • From the series "Another Black Darkness"

  • From the series "Black Darkness"

  • From the series "Black Darkness"

back to the top