About Me

Satoru Niwa is a Japan based freelance photographer and a front-end engineer. He started his career as a photographer in 2009, has focused on documentary issues. And since 2017, he also has worked as a front-end engineer for developing and designing a web site.


Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and a bit of After Effects..
HTML, CSS, Javascript, Wordpress, SQL, and a bit of Python..

Web design:
SUPERSAURUS.Inc, Sun firm.ltd

AERA(JP), Asahi Camera(JP), Blue Press(UK), DAYS JAPAN(JP), Der Spiegel,(GER) Le Point(FRA), OK! magazine(UK), Syukan Kinyobi(JP), Sekai(JP), The Telegraph(UK), The Times(UK) and more..

Public Broadcasting Service(USA)


2011 Winner at A True Story Photo Award
2012 Finalist at Kuala Rumpur International Photo Award
2012 Scholarship at Tokyo Documentary Photography workshop


2011 "A True Story" at Vermont photo space, USA
2011 "Special exhibition Disaster of Japan" at VISA pour l'image in Perpignan, France
2011 "Life and Culture in Asia" in Seoul, Korea
2012 "Kuala Rumpur International Photo Award" in KL, Malaysia
2012 "Saisei" at Ginza Ricoh Garelly Ring Cube, Japan