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Kumi Oguro is born in Japan in 1972.
Her study of photography started in London in 1996, followed by further development at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, where she obtained the master degree in 2003.
In 2016 she finished the complementary master course, Film studies and Image Culture at the University of Antwerp in 2006.
Oguro has participated in exhibitions and art/photography fairs in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.
In 2016 and 2017, she took part in the travelling exhibition FotoFilmic ’16 –
Los Angeles / Vancouver / Melbourne.
She won the 4th place in this juried exhibition.
She created images for the productions of the Flemish Opera.
Her images have been used for program books including Opéra national de Paris and Festival D’Aix-en-Provence and became covers of a couple of novels.
Oguro’s work is in the collection of the TOP Museum (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum).
Her first book NOISE was published by Le caillou bleu (Brussels) in 2008.
Her second book HESTER was published by Stockmans Art Books (Duffel, Belgium) in 2021.
This book is shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival.
She lives and works in Antwerp since 1999.