Art Feb 7, 2017

Photo collection captures memories of persecuted Yazidis

by Keiji Hirano

Memories of the Yazidis, an ethno-religious minority who fled their homeland in the Sinjar Mountains in northwest Iraq following an invasion by the Islamic State in August 2014, have been preserved in a newly published photo collection. A toy, a shoe and a spoon — ...

Journalist shines light on suffering

National Mar 13, 2014

Journalist shines light on suffering

by Keiji Hirano

An up-and-coming photographer who won plaudits for her work documenting the suffering and survival of socially marginalized people around the world has drawn together eight years of travel and experiences into a new book. "Human Dignity" by Noriko Hayashi, 30, contains reports on her work ...

Photojournalist scoops top award

National Sep 7, 2013

Photojournalist scoops top award

Photographer Noriko Hayashi has won the top award for feature reporting at an international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, southern France. Hayashi, a 29-year-old freelancer who lives in Tokyo, won the Visa d'or Feature Award on Friday at the Visa pour l'image festival for a series ...