Kai Yokoyama is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Starting out as an architecture student at Saitama University, he switched his major to photography and completed his studies at Tokyo College of Photography.
He has traveled the world photographing refugees, children with disabilities, and victims of terrorism. In recent years, having lived abroad, he has been photographing foreigners living in Japan. His works have been published such as The Washington Post, Marie Claire Italy, and Foam Magazine.
In 2020, he won first place in the LensCulture/Journeys series category.
In 2021, Yokoyama's work has been awarded Helsinki Photo Festival and shortlisted at Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Encontros da Imagem Discovery Award, and Portrait of Humanity.
Also, he receives Carolyn Drake’s mentorship program in Magnum Photos in 2021.
Recently, he has been shortlisted for the 2020 Emerging Artist Scholarship in Lucie Foundation, and he was selected for Photo Vogue Festival 2021.
He is a member of Native Agency and Diversify Photo.