NAGAKURA Hiromi 長倉 洋海 (1952- ) Kushiro, Hokkaido. Photo journalist best known for photos of Afghanistan.

Education Graduated Doshisha Univ. Faculty of Law.

Career Worked in the photo dept. of Jiji Tsushinsha wire service. Quit in 1980 to go freelance.

Photographed people at the hot spots of Africa, Middle East, Central America, Southeast Asia, etc.

From 1993, started documenting the people living on the fringes of the Amazon. Published numerous books including those on the children of Kosovo and Afghanistan's Massoud.

Awards Photographic Society of Japan Newcomer's Award, 1983; 12th DOMON Ken Award, 1993. (2001.3.20)