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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Hideko Kataoka

Director of Photography
Newsweek Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Hideko Kataoka has been director of photography at Newsweek Japan, since 2001. She joined the magazine as a photographer in 1991, covering news and social issues in East Asia, as well as making portraits of world business and cultural leaders. As director of photography, she oversees and directs photography both for the magazine and its special issues.

In 2004, Hideko launched the Picture Power section in the magazine, a weekly photo essay that captures underreported topics around the world, published “Ten Years of Picture Power”, a book with selected photo stories from the section, in 2014. She has served as a juror at international photography festivals and competitions, such as World Press Photo in 2014 and 2010, as a co-editor of the photo book “A Day in the World” in 2012, and is a lecturer at Tokyo Polytechnic University since 2013.

Hideko is most interested in reviewing new and innovative approaches to documentary projects, photojournalism and concepts employing the narrative uses of photography. She would prefer not to review portfolios of abstract, commercial, fashion or stock orientated photography. She can offer opportunities to publish photographer’s work in Newsweek Japan’s weekly photo essay section, online slide show on the magazine’s web site and special issues. Hideko is able to advice on strategies of documentary photography and help photographers with networking and promotional opportunities in Japan.


Session Three
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