Kawasaki, Greater Tokyo. Rawen (left) 56, office worker and his partner Mii (right) 55, office worker, wear Zentai suits on a pic nic mat at a local park.

Laura Liverani

Laura Liverani is a documentary photographer and university lecturer based between Tokyo and Italy. She holds an MA in Arts and Media at the University of Bologna and in Photography at the University of Westminster in London. From 2011 to 2012 she was Artist in Residence at Middlesex University in London.

Laura works on personal projects and editorial commissions, mainly focused on socio-anthropological issues and communities in Japan and the far East. Her work is published and exhibited internationally. Publications include Benetton’s Clothes for Humans, Marie Claire, Grazia, la Repubblica, Japan Times, Hong Kong Standard, South East Asia Globe and New Scientist.

In 2015 Laura was awarded the Premio Voglino grant for her long term project on the Ainu community of Japan, later featured in a solo exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo. Her work was also exhibited at the Singapore International Photo Festival, Festival della Fotogra a Etica in Lodi, Ciclo Cultural de Japon in Valencia and the Fringe Club in Hong Kong. Laura teaches Photography at the design university Istituto Superiore Industrie Artistiche in Faenza, Italy, and is a guest lecturer at National College of Art in Dublin.

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