Special edition print from photographer Yoko Naito’s series ‘Silence of Breath’, taken on safari in Japan. “Once we all – animals and humans – lived in harmony on the same land. Animals stayed on the land and adapted. Whereas we, humans, left this land to build our civilizations. They, animals, stare at us with silence of breath. Our land has been greatly changed. As such, it is now difficult for animals to live on. However, all of us once lived together in this same land.” – Yoko Naito
YOKO NAITO graduated from the Nihon University College of Art, majoring in Photography in Tokyo. She has worked as a graphic designer in Tokyo prior to moving to New York in 2009 where she began her career as a photographer. She has been based in Berlin since 2016. She received the Sony World Photography Awards in 2015. Her photography has become a permanent collection in Sony Europe Limited, Germany, Embassy of Iceland in Tokyo and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Yamanashi etc. She also received some honorable mentions such as International Photography Awards, London International Creative Competition, and Prix de la Photographie Paris etc. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe & Japan, and is also featured in the media worldwide.