Hiroko Kobayashi (F)
The theme of my photographs that I mainly focus on is women in Africa and Asia living happily and strongly in harsh conditions. I teach ‘Ikebana’ (a Japanese traditional flower arrangement) for 50 years, feeling flowers are the symbol of ‘Peace’. As a woman who has children and as a survivor who experienced World War II, I will keep telling my strong feeling of ‘Peace’ to the world by flowers.
* Established Bangladesh Women scholarship in 2003. (Supporting 120 of female students, 15 years from the establishment, there are some of the students graduated from director.
* Ikebana HIRO Flower School Director
* A member of Photographic Society of Japan.
* A member of Hunger free World.
* Published a photo book
“I wish to go to Bangladesh again”.