Kenji Chiga was born in Japan in 1982 and graduated from Osaka University.

He specializes in visualizing invisible and difficult to photograph subjects using a conceptual approach. He has produced documentaries based mainly on research, and has been described by Independent curator Yumi Goto as “one of the photographers who comes to mind when I want to present a visual narrative of contemporary social, cultural and historical issues in Japan to the world, his ability to visualise complex narrative structures is unparalleled.”

His hand-made photo books also have been highly acclaimed at dummy book awards.