Born in Miyazaki, Japan in 1980. Akihito Yoshida earned a degree in Special Education from Shiga University and taught Japanese for a year at a university in Thailand. Upon returning to Japan, he taught at a primary school in Kyoto for six years. In 2010, began a career as a documentary photographer. He has published three photo books; Brick Yard (2014), Tannery (2015) and The Absence of Two (2017). He was short-listed for the 2015 Paris Photo- Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award for the book, Brick Yard. Winner of the Grand Prize in People’s category of 2015 Nikkei National Geographic Photography Award. In 2017, Falling Leaves ( Later renamed The Absence of Two ) was featured in major photography festivals such as Kyotographie International Photography Festival and Lianzhou Photo Festival. Yoshida lives in Kyoto, Japan.