Sakiko Nomura graduated from the Department of Photography and Imaging Arts of Kyushu Sangyo University. She has been Nobuyoshi Araki’s disciple since 1991. In 1997, Nomura participated in exhibition “The Desire & The Void”, a touring exhibition held at Kunstahlle in Vienna, Austria, Arken Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, Denmark and Kunsthalle zu Kiel in Kiel, Germany. Other featured artists in the exhibition include Nobuyoshi Araki, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Miyako Ishiuchi. In 2013, she was awarded the New Figure Encouragement Prize presented by Photo City Sagamihara. Nomura has published monographs including Another Black Darkness (Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2016); Nude/A Room/Flowers (Match and Company, 2012); Kuroyami / Black Darkness (Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2008); Ai No Jikan | Time of Love (Senkosha, 2000) and Hadaka no jikan (Heibonsha, 1997).
Nomura now lives and works in
Another Black Darkness / 2016
The series is Nomura’s first experiment with the darkroom technique of solarization. In the work, nude male and female bodies and cityscapes emerge in faint black lines, making up sceneries of black in which the darkness of Nomura’s own world expresses itself with particular intensity. Each of these works is a unique piece of photography. Another Black Darkness series was recently exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles in Arles, France (2015).