HIROSHI AOKI（JAPAN, b.1976~）青木 弘
1976年生まれ、写真家の武政義夫氏に師事。英国への留学を経て、2002年よりフリーランスとして活動を開始。 現在、中東、アフリカの紛争地を中心に撮影を続けている。2007年、コニカミノルタプラザにて「BORN UNDER FIRE -戦火の子どもたち-」を開催。 同年、さがみはら写真新人奨励賞受賞。 2012年、新宿・大阪ニコンサロンにて「ARAB SPRING ～アラブの春 リビア革命～」を開催。同年、写真集「HEAL AFRICA」（冬青社）を出版。 清里フォトアートミュージアム（山梨県）に作品所蔵。
Born in 1976. Aoki grew up in Tottori, JAPAN. 2002, Start as a freelance photographer. Aoki’s photographed human despair, dignity, suffering and hope. That is recent history’s defining human rights and conflict issues. Need to share the necessity of telling the stories of people who are powerless. Aoki believe that his work to change the world. Aoki’s photos have been exhibited in various venues including museums, galleries and photo festivals. He continues shooting the stories that touch him. Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, East Timor, Chechnya, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, Tibet, North Korea… etc. When I see one photograph, always feel as whether this is reality. To be sure, the photographic subject that exists really is reflected there. The world where we see through the photograph is the world of every person who is seeing it. It is also reality and can also become non-reality. There is a color, sound can be heard, a smell is felt, and skin is stimulated. Naturally there is people's daily life, a new life is born, and also someone dies. br> There, emotions exists— br> Love, hate, anger, jealousy, sorrow, fear, hungry, happiness… I would like to tell you the infinite reality, which spreads, on the outside of the frame through a limited thing called the photograph.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: ・JANUARY 2003 – PRESENT Freelance Photographer SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: ・2016 “SHANGRI-LA” The Hive Art Gallery Los Angeles, U.S.A ・2016 “La Mojito” Gallery SORA Tottori, Japan ・2016 “La Mojito” Photo Gallery Artisan Japanesque Kyoto,Japan ・2012 “Arab Spring ~Libya Revolution~ Nikon Salon Tokyo, Japan ・2012 “Arab Spring ~Libya Revolution~ Nikon Salon Osaka, Japan ・2008 “BORN UNDER FIRE” Nikon salon Tokyo, Japan ・2007 “BORN UNDER FIRE” Konica Minolta plaza Tokyo, Japan ・2007 “BORN UNDER FIRE” Gallery Sagamihara Kanagawa, Japan SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: ・2010 FotoFreo2010 The City of Fremantle Photographic Festival Perth Australia ・2007-10 Photographs by the next Generation: Young Portfolio Acquisitions Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts Yamanashi, Japan AWARDS: ・2007 Konica Minolta FOTO PREMIO Award ・2007 P.O.S. Photo Festival Young photographer Award COLLECTION: Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts Yamanashi, Japan BOOKS: 2012 HEAL AFRICA (TOSEI publishing Co., Ltd)