Yukari Chikura born in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from university of music, she became a music composer, arranger and programmer. She is the winner of STEIDL BOOK AWARD and her work was published by STEIDL in 2020.
She won LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016, 2020 IPA International Photography Awards : Book / Other ( 1st ), Sony World Photography Awards, Photolucida Critical Mass TOP50 (Winner) 2016 & 2015, Julia Margaret Cameron Award ( 1st ), National Geographic among others. She held 15 solo exhibitions and group exhibitions at museum, galleries around the world. Some projects have been collected in Griffin Museum in the US and Bibliotheque nationale de France. Her photograph was selected as “FOTOFEST Discoveries of the Meeting Place, “IPA Best of Show photographer 2013” (Lucie Foundation).
Her work was published by NY Times, Guardian,Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Photobook Journal, PDN, Vice Magazine, Wallpaper* among others.