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KAWAUCHI, Rinko

PORTRAIT-KAWAUCHIBorn in 1972 in Japan. 


Rinko Kawauchi’s work is characterized by a serene, poetic style, depicting the ordinary moments in life. She shoots mostly in 6×6 format.

Rinko Kawauchi became interested in photography while studying at Seian College of Art and Design. She first worked in advertising for several years before embarking on a career as a fine art photographer. 

She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society in 2012.




A selection of her major exhibitions:

“Aila & Utatane” at the Rencontres d’Arles, 2004.

– Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2005)

– The Photographer’s Gallery, London (2006)

– Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo (2007)

– Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton (2010)