Kyoko is a Japanese Photographer living in New York. She has strong connections with The New Yorker, often photographing for the ‘Tables For Two’ column.
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 studying art history at Manhattanville College, graduating from Pratt Institute studying photography and painting. Her work focuses on self-referentiality and metaphor, and is full of haunting images of ordinary people and delicately arranged still lives.
Kyoko has participated in two artist residencies in Iceland in 2009 and 2010, and has exhibited her work in the National Portrait Gallery, Randall Scott Gallery, Civilian Art Projects, and Michael Hoppen Gallery. Her latest series, “I used to be you” received the grand prize from the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, and was included in the Critical Mass Top 50.
Clients include: The New York Times, Vitra, DuJour Magazine, Uniqlo, Kärcher, It’s Nice That, ASK, La Salle, Savage NY, The New Yorker, Apple, The Telegraph, Atlantic Magazine, and Wall Street Journal Magazine.