Erika Yoshino was born in Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture in 1970. She began photographing in 1989, and graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1994. While a student, she was influenced by the photographer Kiyoshi Suzuki; from the late 1990s on, she produced many black and white works in this mode of street photography. In 2010 she began producing works in color: her works, shot in and around Tokyo, are tranquil, but also forcefully draw their viewers in with their unique worldview. Yoshino’s major solo exhibitions include “ICE Echo Wave,” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo (1995), “Enoshima Zero Meter,” Works H., Tokyo (1996), “Max Is Making Wax,” Viewing Room Yotsuya, Tokyo (2001), “Eleanor Rigby,” Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino (2008) and “Just Like on the Radio,” Port Gallery T, Osaka (2011). Group shows include “Eleven & Eleven: Korea Japan Contemporary Art,” Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul (2002), “Black Out: Contemporary Japanese Photography,” The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome (2002, later traveled to Paris and Tokyo) and “Nonchalant,” 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles (2004).