Miki Soejima

Born in Japan, lives and works in UK.


2003 – 2004 Certificate in Professional Photography Practice, London College of Communication, University of Arts London, UK
2002 – 2003 Exchange program, University of Westminster, London, UK
1999 – 2003 BA in Intercultural Communication Focused study in Cultural Anthropology, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan

2019 The Passenger's Present, Photo-Books, Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland

2019 The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard, artists' postcards from 1960 to now, The British Museum, London, UK

2018 The Passenger's Present, POST Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Solo show)

2017 pic.london, The Passenger's Present, Ambika P3 Gallery, London, UK

2017 Asian Women Photographer's Showcase 2017 slideshow, The Passenger's Present, Objectifs, Singapore

2017 Light Work at The Photography Show 2017, presented by AIPAD, Pier 94, New York, USA

2017 the amana collection, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, IMA gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016 ?The Image As Question, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK

2016 Portfolio Days & Night, The Passenger's Present, Centre national de l'audiovisual (CNA), Dudelange, Luxembourg

2016 Il y a de l'autre, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France

2016 The Passenger's Present, Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, USA (Solo show)

2015 Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, Media Space, Science Museum, London, UK

2015 The Photobook Show, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece

2015 Wish You Were Here?, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, MAC, Birmingham, UK

2014 The Open Book Revisited, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, Gotenburg Art Museum bookstore in collaboration with The Hasselblad Foundation, Gotenburg, Sweden

2014 Wish You Were Here?, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, The Atkinson Gallery, Southport, UK

2014 Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland

2013 From Here On, The book, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain. Curated by Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, Joachim Schmid and Clément Chéroux

2013 Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK

2012 First Book Award winner, World Photography Festival and Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London, UK

2011 31 Contemporary Photographers, Spéos Paris International Institute of Photography, Paris
2011 31 Contemporary Photographers, VII Gallery, New York
2011 31 Contemporary Photographers, Gallery 291, San Francisco

2010 Reflexion Masterclass, Le Mois de la Photo À Paris, Paris

2009 DIMENSIONWMASSIMA, FotoGrafia, Festival Internazionale di Roma

Book publications

2018 The Passenger's Present, Fw:Books, Amsterdam
2016 Evidence Case File (Exhibition Catalogue), Guiding Light
2016 Il y a de l'autre (Exhibition Catalogue), édition Textuel
2013 e-book, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, MAPP, London
2012 Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, MACK, London

Awards, Nominations and Grants

2016 Nominated for Shpilman International Prize
2015 Shortlisted for Vevey International Photography Award
2015 Nominated for Foam Paul Huf Award
2015 Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program
2014 Nominated for Foam Paul Huf Award
2013 Nominated for Ihei Kimura Award, Asahi Shimbun, Japan
2012 First Book Award, National Media Museum in partnership with MACK
2011 Magenta Flash Forward, Selected Winner.
2002 Ryukoku University Exchange Program Scholarship
2001 Ryukoku University Annual Scholarship
2000 Ryukoku University Annual Scholarship

Artist Talks

2019 Tate Modern, OffPrint London, UK
2018 POST gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Berkbeck, University of London
2018 University of Bedfordshire
2017 Ambika P3, London, UK
2016 Light Work, NY, USA
2015 IMA Concept Store, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Syracuse University, NY, USA


The British Museum
National Media Museum
Amana Photo Collection
Jeremy Cooper Collection
Light Work

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