mari matsuri is a French photographer. Her work has recently shown in Arles, France (at the Rencontres Photographiques) and in Gallery B in Bethesda, Maryland. It is in private collections in the US.
When in Toyko (2007-2011) she experienced the traumatising episode of March 2011’s Great Earthquake and Fukushima disaster.
In Brussels, Belgium, mari matsuri took classes at the Académie des Arts from 2001 to 2006, and silkscreen printing classes in 2012 and 2013.
Over the summer 2016 in Arles, France, she participated in a 5-day workshop with Antoine d’Agata, photographer of the Magnum Agency. The workshop’s theme was ‘the intimate journal, in the limits of the photographic act'. Antoine d’Agata told her : « You have a real sense of beauty that you need to cultivate ».
She has recently refreshed her digital photography abilities at Montgomery College (Maryland), obtaining a Photography Master Certificate in Dec. 2016.