Jerry Takigawa is an independent photographer, designer, and writer. He received the Imogen Cunningham Award, the Clarence J. Laughlin Award, and CENTER’s Curator’s Choice Award. His work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Monterey Museum of Art. He studied photography with Don Worth at San Francisco State University and received a degree in art with an emphasis in painting. Takigawa lives and works in Carmel Valley, California.