FUJIWARA Shin'ya 藤原 新也 (1944.3.4- ) Fukuoka Pref. Attended Tokyo Geijutsu Univ., later dropped out. Traveled around Asia and other countries for 13 years from 1968. Before embarking, he struck up a conversation with an assistant editor at Asahi Shimbun newspaper who gave him some travel money and 30 rolls of film. Worked as a writer upon returning to Japan. Has published numerous books.
Awards: Newcomer's Award, Photographic Society of Japan, 1976; Kimura Ihee Award, 1978; Mainichi Art Award, 1982.
Official site: http://www.fujiwarashinya.com