Yoko Naito has graduated from the Nihon University College of Art, majoring in Photography in Tokyo, Japan. She has worked as a graphic designer in Tokyo prior to moving to New York in 2009 where she began her career as a photographer. She has been based in Berlin since 2016.
She received the Sony World Photography Awards in 2015. Her photography has become a permanent collection in Sony Europe Limited, Germany, Embassy of Iceland in Tokyo and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Yamanashi etc. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Japan.
“My interest is the relationship between the environment and the human life. I was born in a small village in Japan and grew up in Tokyo area. Every summer vacation, I spent in this small village where my grandparents are living. The experience of the gap between rural and urban life has had a significant effect on me. This experience has become a start of my interest in the environment.”