Based on an instinctive feeling of unease with the convenience and automation of daily life, Japanese photographer Lieko Shiga has developed an artistic approach that links questions about the nature of the photographic medium with fundamental questions about life and the means of expressing oneself. Shiga received the coveted Kimura Ihei Photography Award in 2008. Her works were recently shown in the group exhibition “In the Wake. Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Shiga made the New Photography 2015 short list of the Museum of Modern Art.
Shiga was born in 1980 in the prefecture of Aichi and lives and works in Sendai, Japan.
Image from ‘RASEN KAIGAN’