Yumi Goto is an experienced independent art and documentary photography curator, editor, researcher and consultant who focuses on the development of cultural exchanges that transcend borders. She collaborates with local and international artists who live and work in areas affected by conflict, natural disasters, current social problems, human rights abuses and women’s issues.
She often works with human rights advocates, international and local NGOs, humanitarian organisations and as well as international photo festivals and events throughout Asia. She is a founder of REMINDERS PROJECT, and has launched REMINDERS PHOTO PROJECT GRANT FOR ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS ‘Visual Story Telling’ with the Angkor Photo Festival.
Ms. Goto is a jury member of the Asian Women photographers showcase for the Angkor Photo Festival, a jurist for the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand annual photo contest 2010, the KL PHOTO AWARD 2011 and for the Nikon-Walkley Awards 2011. She is a curator and a photo editor of the 100th memorial photographic book project, ‘THIS DAY OF CHANGE’ by the Japanese publisher Kodansha which was nominated Lucie Award’s support Category as well as 3/11 TSUNAMI PHOTO PROJECT. She is a recipient of Women’s Human Rights Activities Award, Yayori Journalist Award.