Shino Kitano is an artist and photojournalist. From her birthplace of Tokyo, Japan to Andalucia, Spain, New York City, and currently Portland, Oregon, she seeks to capture both the simple and complex. Her project We The People with Rico Washington has been added to the Smithsonian collection. Influenced by mentors Jamel Shabazz and Ruiko Yoshida, her work showcases an intimate approach to capturing subjects. Kitano uses photography to connect the beauty of the natural world with the equality of humanity. When she puts the camera down, she can be found tending to the soil to produce herbs for her love of cooking. She also enjoys illustrating the musings she comes across in the world.