Noriko Hayashi (29) More files...
Japanese b.1983



Noriko is a documentary photographer based in Tokyo.



Noriko began taking pictures for a small local newspaper in Gambia, West Africa, when she was still an university student in International Relations.



Working in a small place like Gambia, which is rarely the focus of international news but is full of interesting stories, taught Noriko the value of detailing the overlooked realities of every strand of society.



She won the first prize in 2012 DAYS International Photojournalism Awards and was awarded three Kiyosato's Young Portfolio Acquisitions Awards (2010, 2011, 2012). Her work has been published, among others, in the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, National Geographic Japan, Der Spiegel, Macleans, Days Japan, Los Angels Time.
A woman using a torch tries to find her relatives on a list of names of...
16/03/2011
A photograph of a woman in a wedding dress, covered in mud on the floor of a...
24/03/2011
A monk recites a Buddhist sutra next to coffins of unidentified bodies which...
08/04/2011
A view over the devastated area of Minamisanriku. On 11 March 2011 a magnitude...
04/04/2011
Police search for missing bodies in Odaka, which is in the exclusion zone...
07/04/2011
The female elders of a rural village sit at a table laiden with food for a...
20 year old Farida stays close to her brother who has arrived to rescue her...
A man walks past a part built apartment block with mountains visible in the...
18 year old Aitilek sits in a room, her bowed head covered by a white scarf,...
18 year old Aitilek and her husband, Baktiyaf, who she was kidnapped by the...
On the morning of the wedding Ahmat, 24, the groom, drags a sheep which he has...
The mother (kneeling, right), sister (middle) and boyfriend (left) of Urus...
A mural of a couple in traditional Kyrgyz dress painted on a wall.
A high school history teacher, Ahmat Kasymbaev, 24, (right) and his friends...
Relatives of 26 year old Tyhchtykbek wait for him at a family yurt after he...
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