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USK, also known as Yusuke Suzuki is award-winning New York based freelance photographer, originally born and raised in Japan.
He studied the guitar when he was in Japan, but once he went to the Philippines on his summer break with his friends and witnessed the tragic situation of the lifestyle there, he started to reassess his own life.
In 2006, curiosity set off to Afghanistan to see what was going on that side of the world. During his first stay, he met photographers and journalists that ended up changing his life. As he witnessed their photographs, he was so staggered that he bought his first camera as soon as he returned from his trip. Later on, he would return to Afghanistan twice more to take more photographs.
He realized that photography has the power to make change, so he decided to study Journalism more seriously, and to move to the United States. He made the change of switching what he holds in his hands from a guitar to a camera.
He graduated from the New England School of Photography in 2011. He is trying to find the world and himself through the lens… and of course still loves music.
His goal is to portrait the stories that should be told and should not be ignored by capture the moments and put subject’s emotion into a single frame that can stop the time.
His works have been published on TIME, CNN, The Washington Post, Reuters, Al Jazeera, Boston Globe, ZEKE Magazine, MIPJ , NHK(Japan), Internazionale(Italy), Haaretz(Israel), Toronto Sun(Canada), Estadao(Brazil), Rianovosti(Russia), Hindustan Times(India), Journalism(Japan), The Page(Japan), Metro Boston, Tu Boston, Salem Radio Network News, and El Planeta.