Yoshiyuki Hasegawa is a photographer and filmmaker. He completed a BA in Photography at the Camberwell College of Arts in London, and later an MA in Image and Communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Many will recognise Cherry Blossoms as the emblem of Spring in Japan. For this series, Yoshiyuki has taken shots of a particular type of Cherry Blossom called Weeping Cherry Trees.
Since leaving university, he has been working as a photographer for fashion magazines, as well as making videos for various clients in Japan. His work has also been published as book and CD covers.
In 2004, Yoshiyuki took part in a group exhibition called L.O.S.T. at the Institut d’Etudes Suprieures des Arts in Paris. He has also been recognised through various awards and competitions including, in 2000, the Wandsworth Photographic Competition. In 2003, he was selected for the BBC Photo Competition and in 2002, selected for the 145th Royal Photographic Society International Print Competition under the Royal Photographic Society International in Bath. In 2004, he took part in the official screening at the GNER 18th Leeds International Film Festival, as part of the Best of the UK Shorts programme, and in 2005, he was selected for Videotheque; part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. More recently in 2007, Yoshiyuki has been selected for the International Art Triennale, Osaka University of Arts in Japan.
Text edited by Kiri Scully