Naoto Akimoto lived in a homeless shelter in poverty stricken Japan

By BJP Editor

Naoto Akimoto is featured as part of a BJP partnership with Magnum Photos after he came top-of-the-class in a Tokyo workshop with Bruce Gilden.

Gilden hosted one of three workshops in collaboration with The Nippon Photography Institute in Shibuya, Tokyo.

costing 150,000 yen (£843.71) for each participant, where he provided mentoring to develop students’ storytelling through daily shoots; with the aim of gathering a project by the end of the week. Gilden selected the final portfolio of Akimoto as the best – he won a Fujifilm camera, the Fuji X100T.

“Initially Naoto showed me quite pedestrian documentary photographs that I think …read more

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