Photo by Danial Spencer
Michiko Nishijima was born and grew up in Yokohama, the second biggest city in Japan. After an 8-year career of tour guiding, which took her to 45 countries around the world, she became a language teacher.
Michiko immigrated to Canada in 1994 and started to teach Japanese culture and language in Fredericton, New Brunswick. There, she met Gordon Dunphy, an outstanding wood turner.
Although Michiko became interested in photography through her
father, it was not until 1998 that she was drawn to serious involvement
in photography. With Gordon's encouragement, she participated in a workshop by Freeman Patterson and André Gallant. She also joined a local camera club called "Photo Fredericton". She was greatly inspired by how
differently she could see things around her through the camera.
She subsequently joined The Canadian Association for Photographic Art
CAPA where several of her
photographs have been recognized and awarded honours.
Now living close to nature at
the Nashwaak River in New Brunswick, she sets her camera to capture
the moment in the beauty around her. She travels in the province,
the country, and the world for the joy of exploring with her camera
and, as well, searching out good food and wine.