Shizuka Minami was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1979. She studied aerodynamics and holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Tokai University. She completed the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program in 2005. She is a member of PHaT Photo’s Photographers since 2008. Her work has appeared in American publications such as Sports Illustrated, PDN and Japanese publications such as Number, Phat Photo, Asahi Camera, among others.
She is passionate about festivals, carnivals and music performances and has photographed them around the world.