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EWAAC (East West Art Award Competition) 2017

Mineko Orisaku (Professor of art university and professional photographer)

Trained under Shoji Otake, a prominent figure in Japanese photography, Mineko Orisaku has successively won prizes in the photographic division of the National Nika Exhibition in 1985 and 1986. 

She became independent in 1987. She has been capturing some beautiful landscapes and moments of human figures from all parts of the world, with her tender female point of view.
She holds many photo exhibitions in Japan and abroad and the most recent exhibition ‘William Morris (2017-)’ was held at The Museum of Art, Ehime and

Fukui City Art Museum. 

She often appears on TV and giving lectures extensively. 
She has unique background that she was chosen to represent Japan in Miss Universe 1981, held in New York

Currently she is a head of the Photography Department of Osaka University of Arts.
Director of The Japan Advertising Photographers' Association 

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http://www.orisaku.com
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