Chika, born in 1988 in Fukuoka, Japan. Ichio, born in 1983 in Yamagata, Japan.
They graduated from Japan Institute of Photography and Film.
They have worked together as “Chika & Ichio Usui” since 2016.
Chika exhibited at WonderFotoDay in Taiwan as an invited artist, in 2019.
Ichio’s major solo exhibition, “Kiseki,” (Wide Gallery&Studio, Kobe). In addition, he has a lot of experiences and won prizes in international contests.
They are based in Kansai, Japan.
In 2019, they were elected to KYOTOGRAPHIE [Kyoto International Photography Festival] KG+SELECT 12 Artists and held their solo exhibition. They won the Paris Gallery First Floor Award from over 200 exhibitor artists from KG+SELECT 12 Artists and KG+.
They were held a solo exhibition in Paris in November 2019.