Shizuka Yokomizo

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Shizuka Yokomizo (横溝 静[1], born 1966 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese photographer and currently based in London.[2] Yokomizo began her college career studying philosophy at Chuo University before earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at London's Chelsea College of Arts.[3] She received her Master of Fine Arts degree at Goldsmiths, University of London.[2] For her "Dear Stranger" series, Yokomizo sent subjects an anonymous letter proposing that they stand in front of a window in their home at a specified date and time so she can photograph them. If they choose to participate, Yokomizo set up a tripod and camera outside their home to photograph them.[4] The pictures show various people posing warily.[5]


  1. ^ "Shizuka Yokomizo". WAKO WORKS OF ART. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  2. ^ a b Higgins, Jackie (2014). The World Atlas of Street Photography. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 135. ISBN 0300207166.
  3. ^ "When it comes to art, individuality rises above nationality | The Japan Times". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  4. ^ "Museum of Contemporary Photography". Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  5. ^ Kimmelman, Michael (September 19, 2003). "The Gaze Turns Outward and Sees Estrangement". The New York Times.