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Yuko Yamaji

Curator, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts

Ms. Yamaji is the curator of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts. She has conducted the annual project “Young Portfolio” since 1995 and has exhibited  “Young Portfolio Acquisitions” every year thereafter. Young Portfolio is the Museum’s collection activity aiming at the support of young photographers.   The Young Portfolio collection has grown to 5,000 prints by 686 photographers from over 40 countries in the last seventeen years.

She has organised over thirty exhibitions, including: Wynn Bullock: Enchanted by the Mystery of Light / Shisei Kuwabara: Minamata / Humanscape – Among the People / Platinum Prints – The Allurement of Light / Steam Locomotives of the 20th Century / Boneless Fish, Soundless Wind, A Story Without Darkness /  Hisae Imai: Forty Years with Horses /  Eikoh Hosoe: Photographs 1950 – 2000 / Masanori Kobayashi: Looking at Refugee Life / W.W.II – Japan’s Defeat /  Traversing the Cosmos  / Kenro Izu: Bhutan – Sacred Within / Hiroji Kubota: A Portrait of Asia / Great Spirit: Photographs by Curtis, Sardar-Afkhami and Yagi / Worldwide@Young Portfolio / Flash! Flash! Flash!: Photographs by Dr. Edgerton, Link and ERIC.

Previously Miss Yamaji worked as a press officer at Sotheby’s in Tokyo and the production assistant at Black Star, New York.  Miss Yamaji was also a writer and photographer for several Tokyo-based newspapers. She has a MFA in photography from Pratt Institute, New York and finished General Studies Courses at the International Center of Photography, New York.  She is a member of Oracle, an international group of photography curators.

Yuko Yamaji