Noriko Aoyama / 青山紀子

I was born in Kyoto city in 1960. After learning photography at Nihon University College of Art, I became independent through working as an assistant under a professional photographer specialized in food.

I have based in Tokyo, Japan, and I have been taking mainly food photography on advertisements, magazines etc for more than 30 years. Beside work, I joined the alpine club about 20 years ago and I have been enjoying mountaineering and climbing. 

After the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, we have experienced major change in the sense of our core values. Being exposed to this changing wave, I have decided to look back at my life and rethink my work seriously.


1960Born in Kyoto, Japan
1983Graduated from Nihon University College of Art
1983-1985Worked as an assistant photographer
1985Became independent as a freelance commercial photographer
1993Established AOYAMA NORIKO Ltd.
2017Participated in SAMURAI FOTO group exhibition 2017
2018Participated in SAMURAI FOTO group exhibition 2018
2018Awarded an Honorable Mention [ Articulating the Subconscious Mind ] in the 2018 International Photography Awards Professional division.