Japanese documentary photographer, focusing on human conditions and socio-economic issues with aesthetic images. Born in Japan and raised in the country, Q. Sakamaki moved to New York in 1986. His photo-documentary was sparked by the 1988 Tompkins Square Park riot and the following social, political movement in New York. In the mid-1990s, he started to cover more international events, particularly the deadly conflicts. Since then his photographs have appeared in books and magazines worldwide and have been the subject of solo shows. His work on Liberian child soldiers is in a prevention media campaign worldwide. Among the many honors he has received are World Press Photo award (2007) and two Overseas Press Club prizes (2010 & 2007). He has published five books, including “WAR DNA,” covering seven deadly conflicts (Japan 2007), and “Tompkins Square Park” (PowerHouse Books in U.S., 2008). He holds the master degree of International Affaires from Columbia University. Also he is an educator. Every summer, for more than last 8 years, he teaches photo-documentary at the workshop at Tokyo Photo Museum. Represented by Redux Pictures. Co-founder of Hikari Creative (Instagram gallery).