Edition 2004


Born in 1972 in Japan. 

Rinko Kawauchi's work is characterized by a serene, poetic style, depicting the ordinary moments in life. She shoots mostly in 6×6 format.

Rinko Kawauchi became interested in photography while studying at Seian College of Art and Design. She first worked in advertising for several years before embarking on a career as a fine art photographer. 

She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society in 2012.

A selection of her major exhibitions:

- "Aila & Utatane" at the Rencontres d'Arles, 2004. - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris (2005) - The Photographer's Gallery, London (2006) - Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo (2007) - Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton (2010)
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture