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Hi I am Rui. Hola Me llamo Rui.
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Rui Hosono is a Japanese photographer born in Yokohama, raised in Kamakura, Japan. Rui graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Department of design, Tokyo, Japan. (Field of Specialization: Graphic Design. Degree; Bachelor of Fine Arts.)


She worked as a graphic designer for editorial designing in Tokyo, Japan. Specialized in composing design covers for books, magazines, posters, CD jackets and etc..


Rui Moved to New York, graduated from The International Center of Photography (ICP) NYC, USA.; One-year certificate program in General Studies (GS) 2005-2006. After attending internship, she worked at the ICP library.


During traveling and shooting, mostly she focus on light and shadow which are latent in peoples mind in the universe. Currently she is taking portraits of music / live music and film stills.



  • Director’s Fund Scholarship of International Center of Photography for the project named “Distancia Final”, NYC, NY, 2005

  • Dean Prize of Nihon University College of Art for the graduation work "TABI no BOOK", Tokyo, Japan, 2002

Solo Exhibitions

  •  “Incognitos”, Epson Imaging Gallery - epSITE -, Tokyo, Japan, December 2009 - January 2010

Group Exhibitions

  • Film is Not Dead / “Distancia Final Reboot ver. 2020”, Design Fest Gallery Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan, December 2020

  • PHOTOGRAPHIA ZERO PIXEL / “Falling”, Magazzino 26, Trieste, Italy, November 2021 - December 2021


神奈川県 鎌倉市出身。

日本大学藝術学部デザイン学科 コミュニケーションデザイン学部 卒業。

大学卒業後、書籍・雑誌の装丁デザイン会社勤務を経て、2005渡米。International Center of Photography (ICP), One-year certificate program in General Studies, New York City, New York, U.S.A.2006年に卒業。

ICP Libraryにて勤務後、帰国。





  • 2005年 フォトプロジェクト"Distancia Final"にて、International Center of Photographyディレクターズファンド・スカラーシップ 受賞

  • 2002年 卒業制作 "TABI no BOOK" 日本大学 藝術学部 藝術学部長賞 受賞


  • 2009年 ~ 2010"Incognitos", Epson Imaging Gallery - epSITE - 新宿


  • 2020年 Film is Not Dead / "Distancia Final Reboot ver. 2020"、 デザインフェスタギャラリー原宿

  • 2021年 PHOTOGRAPHIA ZERO PIXEL / “Falling”、Magazzino 26、トリエステ、イタリア

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