Sho Niiro – from Dystopia Nippon series

Sho Niiro was born in Yokohama in 1982. He studied physics at Waseda University,

but left university and became an independent photographer in 2005. He is photographing in the streets of Tokyo, with particular emphasis on how the town is being redeveloped, documenting its rapid change quickly departing from its citizens’ own memories. He also photographs in the Sanya district in Tokyo.

He has held several solo exhibitions, most recently his series Dystopia Nippon, from which this photo is taken in February this year at Gallery Niepce in Yotsuya/Tokyo, who also represents Niiro and will host a solo exhibition of his work from 8th to 16th of August 2009.