Noriyuki Aida

Noriyuki Aida 会田法行

Noriyuki Aida  (1972–)  was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and studied journalism at the University of Missouri in the United States. After working as a staff photographer for the Asahi shimbun newspaper, he quit to become a freelance photojournalist. He now works under contract with France's Gamma Presse, and his photos appear in publications throughout the world. Among his books are the photo collections Emotions and Street of Baghdad, and the photo picture books HIV Orphan Ploy and Sajo no fune, suijo no ie (Boats on Sand, Houses on Water). He has won the Days Japan International Photojournalism Award and produced several long-term photo-documentary projects about Iraq, Palestine, and Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His work is known for its ability to reveal universal emotions in the isolated instances of people's everyday lives, unifying these moments into powerful statements on compelling themes.

Books by Noriyuki Aida
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    Hibakusha: Their Words on the 60th Anniversary

    This book uses text and photographs to tell the stories of six hibakusha, survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. All of them still deal with the bombs' aftereffects today, over six decades later. Hiroshi Hara visits and sketches the H …