Satoki Nagata is a Chicago-based photographer. Born and raised in Japan, Satoki Nagata first came to the states as a research scientist. After ten successful years in the field of neuroscience, Satoki recognized the connective limitations of scientific practice. He soon thereafter reallocated his professional focus. Satoki’s visual productions are contextualized by the precision of scientific process. His understandings of Japanese Zen philosophies manifest through the interconnected relations depicted within his images. “Lights in Chicago” has been recognized internationally and exhibited in Asia, the US, and Europe.