Since 2006, MAKIKO has exhibited in North America, Japan and Europe through competitions. One of her experimental images during her early time was exhibited at the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia in 2009- 2010.

In August 2014, after working on the project for over six years, she launched her first documentary/photography book titled “Beautifully Different” (ISBN:9781783063895) in collaboration with Dr. Landa, Professor in Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, U.S. In March 2016, it was re-published by Nihon Bungeisha, a Tokyo publisher for the Japanese market.

In July 2015, MAKIKO was granted rare permission to photograph the restricted zone on Gunkanjima, which was featured in 007 Skyfall. In May - June 2016, her solo exhibition titled, “Paradise Revisited - A trip back to a childhood on Gunkanjima” was held at the Atrium Gallery at London School of Economics, sponsored by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF) and in association with LSE Arts.

Upon a request from the Mayor of Nagasaki, 3 photos from the exhibition have been displayed permanently at the Gunkanjima Museum, Nagaski Japan since October 2016.

In October 2016, MAKIKO visited the uninhabited island of Nozaki to document traces of Shinto and “hidden” Christians. In April – May 2017, she exhibited an exhibition titled “Trails to Prayer - a spiritual journey to the uninhabited island of Nozaki”, in collaboration with Ojika town, Nagasaki Japan, is sponsored by GBSF and in association with LSE Arts again.

"MAKIKO" exhibition (Arles France) with some from “Trails to Prayer” as well as the unpublished photos taken in Yakushima were showcased commercially as part of Voies-Off during Les Rencontres d’Arles between early July to early September 2017.

From late July to early October, some images from her 52 weeks project titled as "lunch boxes 365" were exhibited as part of "Food for Being Looked At" at The Photographers' Gallery, London.

In October 2017, “Paradise Revisited” travelled to Japan to be exhibited at Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Fukuoka.

In January 2018, her photography book entitled "BATTLESHIP ISLAND" is published by Dewi Lewis Publishing, a leading photographer publisher in the world. The book was presented at PARIS PHOTO in November 2017. 

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2014年夏 6年の月日を経て、ジョンズ・ホプキンス医科大学精神科のランダ教授とのコラボで高機能自閉症の子供たちのドキュメンタリー・写真本(原題”Beautifully Different”)を英国で出版。2016年春にその日本語版「自閉症スペクトラム 異なるレンズで世界を見る」が日本文芸社より出版される。

2015年夏 長崎産業革命遺産がユネスコ世界遺産に登録された直後に、市の許可を得て軍艦島の立ち入り禁止区域を取材。

2016年5〜6月 前年に取材した軍艦島の写真シリーズを、英国笹川財団の支援を得、”Paradise Revisited - a trip back to a childhood on Gunkanjima"という原題でロンドン・スクール・オヴ・エコノミックス (LSE) のアトリウム・ギャラリーにて個展を開催する。

2016年10月 長崎市長のリクエストにより、個展から3点長崎県の軍艦島資料館に常設展示が実現する。平戸諸島にある野崎島を取材。

2017年4〜5月 野崎島で撮影したシリーズの個展が”TRAILS TO PRAYER - a spiritual journey to the uninhabited island of Nozaki”という原題でLSEの同ギャラリーにて、2年連続英国笹川財団の支援を得て実現。

2017年7〜9月 南仏アルル写真フェスティバル (Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles) 期間中にMaison Rucher共催で”TRAILS TO PRAYER”と未発表作品をMAKIKO展として開催。

2017年7〜10月 英国ロンドンの著名なThe Photographers’ Galleryにて自閉症スペクトラムの息子の一年間ランチボックスを撮影したプロジェクトから数点”Food For Being Looked At”としてデジタル・プロジェクション展示。

2017年10月 東京渋谷にあるBunkamuraと福岡にある福岡アジア美術館にて軍艦島個展を開催。

2018年1月 軍艦島シリーズをBATTLESHIP ISLANDと題して写真集をDewi Lewis Publishing(英国)より刊行。それに先駆けて2017年11月にPARIS PHOTOにて本が展示され、サイン会を行う。

Credit: Anthony C. R.