Junko Theresa Mikuriya
I was born in Hong Kong, and grew up in Taipei, where I attended the Taipei American School. I worked for many years as a freelance photographer in the fashion and music industries, shooting editorials for Elle, GQ, FHM, Men's Uno and album covers for clients such as EMI, Rock Records and Sony Music. In Taipei and Hong Kong, I shot album covers for artists such as Jackie Chan, Wallace Chung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Coco Lee and Karen Mok. I have a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, a Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes from the University of Paris IV, Sorbonne and a BA (Hons) in French from University College London. I am Senior Lecturer in Photography at the London School of Film, Media and Design, University of West London.
Photography, Neoplatonism, Theurgy, Surrealism, Mysticism, Light
Publications and Exhibitions
Mikuriya, Junko Theresa. A History of Light: The Idea of Photography. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.
Mikuriya, Junko Theresa. Historia światła: Idea fotografii. Kraków: Universitas, 2018. (Polish translation of A History of Light: The Idea of Photography)
Lai, Linda and Junko Theresa Mikuriya. Cryptoglyph: Dialogues in Many Tongues in the Hidden Crevices of an Open City. Hong Kong, 2004.
Henning, Michelle and Junko Theresa Mikuriya. "Light sensitive material: an introduction." photographies 14, no. 3 (2021): 381-394.
Mikuriya, Junko Theresa. “Becoming Plant: A Supplement to Roger Caillois's compendium of le fantastique naturel." Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture 53 (Spring 2021): 100-111.
Mikuriya, Junko Theresa. "Apparition, Aperture, Exposure: Revisiting Plato's Cave." ACT: Art Critique of Taiwan 78 (2019). (Published in Chinese, translated by Han-Sheng Tseng).
"Leading Light: At the outer limits of Photography", 26 September - 12 November 2019, Studio Three Gallery, University of Kent. (group exhibition)
"Solo Exhibition by Junko Theresa Mikuriya", Meme Space, Taipei; 2 June - 29 August 2008, invited by the Hong’s Foundation of Education and Culture of Taiwan.