She was born in Tokyo in 1955. She went to the States as a high school exchange student in 1974. After 20 years of staying there, she came back to Japan with her daughter in 1995, and she has been working for the US military bases since then. In June of 2013, she encountered a photo that moved her so much that she decided to pick up a camera and started to actively capture sceneries and people based Yokosuka central.
2015 September “Yokosuka Blue” first edition published (accordion style book)
2016 January “Cape Kannon” published (Office Hippo Publishing Co.)
2016 May “Kumiko Strahan Photo Work” invitational only exhibition held at Gallery Sen in Yokosuka
2016 Jun “Cape Kannon” short listed at Athens Photo Festival and added to the collection at Beneki Museum, Greece.
2017 Feb “Yokosuka Blue - Recollection of the Second Landing of Perry on the 164th year” won The 23rd Ken Domon Culture Award. Photo exhibitions held at Ken Domon Memorial Museum, Shinjuku Nikon Salon,