Ryuichi Ishikawa

1984, Okinawa, Japan
Lives and works in Okinawa

Born in 1984 in Okinawa, where he lives and works. He fell upon the world of photography by pure chance and started to grow interest in the media very quickly while in university. After having self-taught the craft, he studied under the photographer Tetsushi Yuzaki, and participated in the Shomei Tomatsu Digital Photography Workshop in 2011. Ishikawa was propelled to the position of a poster child of the emerging young photographers in Japan with his first mainstream publications, ‘A Grand Polyphony’ and ‘okinawan portraits 2010-2012’ both published by Akaaka Art Publishing in 2014, which earned him the prestigious Kimura Ihei Award of the same year.

He has exhibited in and out of Japan, and his recent solo exhibitions include “okinawan portraits 2012-2016” Epson Imaging Gallery epSITE, Tokyo in 2016,“OUTREMER” AtsukoBarouh, Tokyo, “For vegetation, For land” Under-Throw, Kyoto, 2017, “adrenamix” PIN-UP, Okinawa, “OUTREMER” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, "zkop: a blessing in disguise" Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London, in 2018. His recent publications include "okinawan portraits 2012-2016", "Camp", in 2016, and "adrenamix" in 2015.