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Yusuke Suzuki

uskfoto@gmail.com 9292469905 United States

Biography

Website : http://www.uskphoto.com

Contact : uskfoto@gmail.com

USK, also known as Yusuke Suzuki is award-winning New York based freelance photographer, originally born and raised in Chiba, Japan.
He studied the guitar when he was in Japan, but once he went to the Philippines on his summer break with his friends and witnessed the tragic situation of the lifestyle there, he started to reassess his own life.
In 2006, curiosity set off to Afghanistan to see what was going on that side of the world. During his first stay, he met photographers and journalists that ended up changing his life. As he witnessed their photographs, he was so staggered that he bought his first camera as soon as he returned from his trip. Later on, he would return to Afghanistan twice more to take more photographs.

He realized that photography has the power to make change, so he decided to study Journalism more seriously, and to move to the United States. He made the change of switching what he holds in his hands from a guitar to a camera.

He graduated from the New England School of Photography in 2011. He is trying to find the world and himself through the lens… and of course still loves music. 

His goal is to portrait the stories that should be told and should not be ignored by capture the moments and put subject’s emotion into a single frame that can stop the time.

His works have been published on CNN, The Washington Post, Reuters, Al Jazeera, Boston Globe, ZEKE Magazine, MIPJ , NHK(Japan), Internazionale(Italy), Haaretz(Israel), Toronto Sun(Canada), Estadao(Brazil), Rianovosti(Russia), Hindustan Times(India), Journalism(Japan), The Page(Japan),  Metro Boston, Tu Boston, Salem Radio Network News, and El Planeta.

 

~ Awards ~

・Berlin Foto Biennale 2016, Germany - Young Emerging Talent Award

・PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE YEAR 2014 OF THE POLLUX AWARDS (SHARED AWARD)

・The Worldwide Photography Gala Award's "7th Pollux Award" - 1st prize - Humanitarian Documentary Category Professional, 2014

・Selected as a student of the 26th Eddie Adams Workshop, 2013

・EPSON Photo Grand Prix 2011, Japan 2012 - Finalist

・Kyoto-city public offering project "Human Rights Photo", Japan 2012, - Second prize

・Boston Press Photographers Association college contest, USA 2011 - First prize for picture story, Honorable mention for News

・The Worldwide Photo Gala Award  "2010 WPGA Annual Pollux Awards"   USA, 2011- First prize for humanitarian documentary. Honorable mentions for Culture & Daily life, Editorial & Current affairs, People.

・The World Wide Photo Gala Award "Story Teller" competition, USA, 2011 - Finalists

・The 2011 Pluralism Project Photo Contest at Harvard University, USA, 2011 - Grand Prize

・The Society of Publication Designers Virtue & Vice Student Photography Competition, USA, 2010 - Second place

 ~shows~

・Berlin Foto Biennale 2016 in Germany 

・Solo Exhibition "Syria ~The Lost Home", Kyoto, Japan, 2016 

・City of chaos  ~Aleppo, Syria~, Kagawa, Japana, 2013

・PRC Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, USA 2011

・Solo Exhibition "Exhaust" , Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan, 2009