Kuni Takahashi

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Kuni Takahashi (高橋 邦典 Takahashi Kuninori?, born 1966) is a photojournalist. Originally from Sendai, Japan, Takahashi came to the United States to study photojournalism at the Maine Photo Workshops, the New England School of Photography in Boston and the Eddie Adams Workshop in New York. He joined the Chicago Tribune as a staff photographer in 2004 after spending eight years as a staff photographer at the Boston Herald. He relocated to Mumbai, India in 2009.

Takahashi has covered major domestic and international events, such as the struggle of Liberians caught up in 14 years of civil war in 2003[1] and following the poverty rates in Illinois climb by documenting intimate family dynamics.[2]

Awards[edit]

  • Days Japan International Photojournalism Award - Juries Special Award, 2010
  • National Press Photographers Association: Best of Photojournalist of the Year (large markets) - Third Place, 2009 [1]
  • National Press Photographers Association’s Pictures of the Year contest - Third Place Photographer of the Year, 2008
  • Pictures of the Year (POYi) – Third Place Photographer of the Year, 2007
  • National Headliner Awards – Third Place Photostory, 2007
  • National Headliner Awards - First Place & Best of Show in Photography, 2003
  • Boston Press Photographers Association - Photographer of the Year 2003
  • National Press Photographers Association’s Pictures of the Year contest - Second Place Conflict Picture Story
  • World Press Photo contest - Third Place Spot News, 2003 [2]
  • Northern Short Course contest - Best of Show, 2003
  • Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar - First Place News Picture Story, 2003
  • Associated Press Member Showcase - Picture of the Year 2003
  • Kyoichi Sawada Award - Eddie Adams "Assignment : Iraq" contest, 2003
  • Pictures of the Year (POY) -Award of Excellence, 2000, 1994
  • Boston Press Photographers Association annual contest - First Place Spot News, 2000, 1999
  • New England AP News Executives Association contest - First Place Portrait, 2000
  • Boston Press Photographers Association - Photographer of the Year 1996, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chicago Tribune Photo. "Liberia: The impact of civil war", "Chicago Tribune", 1 August 2008. Retrieved on 2010-09-03.
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune. "Special Report: Our Hidden Poor", "Chicago Tribune", 2008-01-28. Retrieved on 2010-09-03.

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