Tomoko Kikuchi is a Japanese-born photographer whose work is held in permanent collection at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Mori Art Museum, and the Kawasaki City Museum. She is the winner of the 38th Kimura Ihei Award (2012) and the first Prix Pictet Japan Award (2015).

She has published in Newsweek, The New York Times, Far Eastern Economic Review, Der Spiegel, Financial Times, Paris Match, and V magazine, among others.

Kikuchi graduated from the Musashino Art University. In 2013, she was a  Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grantee.

Last Updated: October 14, 2015



A Drag Queen for the Dearly Departed

Ian Johnson & Tomoko Kikuchi
In the good old days, about three thousand years ago, people really knew how to mourn the dead. That was back in the Zhou dynasty, when there was no laughing in the dead person’s house, no sighing while eating, and no singing while walking down a...