Rinko Kawauchi, Untitled, 2011

Born in Shiga, Japan, Rinko Kawauchi is a photographer best known for her lyrical depictions of ordinary moments and natural phenomena. “It’s not enough that the photograph is beautiful,” she has stated. “If it doesn’t move my heart, it won’t move anyone else’s heart.” Kawauchi’s work has exhibited internationally at institutions including The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Aperture Gallery, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and many others.