Shinya Ichikawa was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1959. He has been taking photographs since his childhood and he was a member of photography club at the university. He was an assistant of Center for Expression Study of University of Paris 5th, France,from 1997 to 1999 and he began his carrier as an artist since then. He had 12 solo exhibitions in ten years in France, Korea, China and Japan and his works were nominated, juried and awarded in some international competitions. Now he is a director of Kyoto Photography Club.