Born in Tokyo and studied photography at London College Communications, University of the Arts London.

Upon returning to Tokyo after the Great Eastern Earthquake in 2011, Moe self taught book binding skills and started a career as a visual

artist making numerous personal projects into hand bound art books. Her primary medium is photography, which is mixed with archival images and illustrations in order to tell narratives in the books and installations. She engages in visual expression on the subject of memories and landscapes that transform along the passage of time, changes in environment, development, disability and relationships within the community. 

Her latest artist book Sokohi has received worldwide recognition, also exhibited worldwide in Tokyo, Kyoto, Singapore, Australia, Northern Ireland and France.

東京都出身在住

London College of Communications ,University of the Arts London,

京都芸術大学卒業

写真/アーカイブ/イラスト/製本技法を織り交ぜ、家族や地域コミュニティなどの共同体における関係性や、環境、開発により変化する記憶をテーマに作品を制作している。

2020年に発表した「底翳」は海外の様々なダミーブックアワードで受賞するなど評価され、東京、京都、シンガポール、北アイルランド、フランスなど世界各地で作品を展示している。

Education

2004-2007  BA(Hons) Photography / London College of Commucations, University of the Arts London , UK
2012-2014  Graphic Design / Kyoto University of Art and Design / Kyoto, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2022

SOKOHI / blackbird books, Osaka

SOKOHI Chose Commune edition exhibition / RPS Kyoto Paperoles, Kyoto

2021  Today’s Island / Green Thanks Supply, Tokyo

2020  SOKOHI / Reminders Photography Stronghold gallery, Tokyo

2017 Transformare / Uradana, Tokyo

2016 Behind Banyan Books / Kosumi Tosho Library, Tokyo

2015 Beginning of the Beginnings / Tokyo Metropolitan Senkawa Primary School, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2022

Asama International Photo Festival, Alt Photo, The Virtual Exhibition

Luma Rencontres de la photographie 2022 (Book Award) Arles, France

2021

The Fineman New Photography Award 2021 / Ballarat Foto Biennale / Australia

Women in Film & Photography 2021 / Objectifs, Singapore

KG+select Finalists’ Show / Kyotographie, Kyoto

Open Call winners’ exhibition / Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland

Kassel Dummy Award exhibition tour / Aarhus, Prague, Istanbul, Singapore, Hong Kong and more.

2020

2019 Photobook as Object Exhibition / Reminders Photography Stronghold gallery, Tokyo

2016 The Library / Toki Art Space, Tokyo

2014 Graduation Show / Kyoto University of Art and Design

2007 Selected Graduates Show / AMV BBDO, London

2006 The Photographic Portrait Prize 2006 / National Portrait Gallery, London

Awards

2021

The Fineman New Photography Award, Finalist

KG+ Select, Finalist

Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles, Laureate

MACK First Book Award, Shortlisted

2020 Kassel Dummy Award, Special Mention

Workshop

2019 Photobook as Object by Yumi Goto and Jan Rosseel

2017 Atlas Lab by Yumi Goto and Amak Mahmoodian

Books

2022 SOKOHI, Chose Commune

2020 SOKOHI, self-published

2017 transformare,self-published

2016 Sketchbook thinking through, self-published

2014 Living with the strangers, self-published

Publication

The Mainichi, The Braille Mainichi, IMA online, Bijutsu Techo, Capa Camera Web, AnOther online, Industrial Photography, BJP online