Yoshiko Mori was born in a family of forests in Tokyo; her last name literally means “forest.”

She has been taking photographs as long as she can remember, having been influenced by her father. Her first formal training was in college, with Black and White Photography courses supplementing her Political Science degree. She has taken classes at ICP while here in New York City. She exhibits local landscapes around the city and is an active member of the arts community in her neighborhood.

After living adjacent to Prospect Park, Brooklyn, she now lives adjacent to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx NY, where she photographs, walks and dreams. Her work is focused on opening up in-between places in the viewers imaginations, where they bring their own thoughts and experiences to this shared process of sense perception. Follow her @forestofbirds on Instagram, where she regularly posts her new work.