Shin YAHIRO as a Japanese photographer born in 1979 Japan. He grew up in west Japan until 18 years old. He was motor bike mechanic.
After finished his job he started to travel several country after September 11. The September 11 make him a lot of doubt about overseas. He discovered his passion for photography while he was traveling to Asia, Middle east, Europe alone several years include conflict zone where are Iraq, Afghanistan, Tibet etc... He has learned photography by himself and still continued.
He started to cover conflict, social issue, disaster for news and documentary with photographs. He covered Syria civil war, Fukushima nuclear disaster, Tsunami in Japan, Egyptian revolution, Burma ethnic conflict, turmoil in Thailand etc... His work appeared several famous Japanese magazines.His focuses is people's feeling in suffering, awareness of people and future.
2014 Winning prize, Konica Minolta FOTO PREMIO, Japan
2014 Nominee in Photojournalism, The 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup, USA
2013 1st prize Px3 Photographer of the year, The 7th annual Prix de la photographie, Paris(Px3), France
2012 1st place, Ueno Hikoma Award, Mainichi Newspaper, Japan
2011 3rd place Ueno Hikoma Award, Mainichi Newspaper, Japan
2014 Solo Exhibition "Faith", Konica Minolta Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Group Exhibition "Ueno Hikoma Awards Exhibition", Tokyo Metropolitan photo Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Group Exhibition "Ueno Hikoma Awards Exhibition", Tokyo Metropolitan photo Museum, Tokyo, Japan