About

Born in Tokyo, Kyoko Hamada grew up in Chiba, Japan until her father’s job relocated the family to Wheeling, West Virginia when she was fifteen-years-old. Hamada came to New York City to study art history at Manhattanville College, she went on to Pratt Institute where she earned a BFA in photography and painting. She lives and works in New York City.

Her subject matter has often been ordinary people and objects stylized and staged into subtle quiet moments dealing with self-referentiality and various metaphors. She has participated in two artist residencies in Iceland in 2009 and 2010, and has exhibited her work in the National Portrait Gallery (UK), Randall Scott Gallery, Civilian Art Projects, and Michael Hoppen Gallery (UK), among others. Hamada’s photographs have been featured in PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts, PDN Under 30, American Photography Annuals, NY Photo Festival Award.

Her latest series, “I Used To Be You” recently received the grand prize from the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, and was also included in the Critical Mass Top 50.

She has been working as a commercial photographer for the last 10 years; her clients include Vitra, Uniqlo and Kärcher along with several magazines including The New Yorker, London Telegraph Magazine, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal Magazine. 

 

contact

Kyoko Hamada
kyoko@kyokohamada.com
917 554 7710
NYC

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Represented in London: Pocko 51A King Henrys Walk London N1 4NH

CV available upon request.

 

clients

Apple
Ask.com - Fallon UK
Atlantic Magazine
Bliss
Karcher - HMDG(uk)
La Salle - Cramer Krasselt
Le Monde
Microsoft - McCann Erikson
Neenah - Addison
Nexium - Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Samsung - CCA
Sonet/Sony - Robot(jp)
Toshiba
Uniqlo - Euro RSCG
Velux - Wray Ward
Vitra - KesselsKramer (nl)
AARP
Bird
Bon Appétit
Dwell

DuJour Magazine
Flaunt
Fortune
GQ
Harper's Bazaar
Little Brown. CO
London Telegraph Magazine
More
Newsweek
New Yorker
New York Magazine
New York Times
New York Times Style Guide
Panera Social - Anomaly
Quest Loves Food
Surface
Vanity Fair (uk)
Wall Street Journal Magazine
Washington Post Magazine
W Magazine

 

etc

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