Hiroki Taniguchi (b. 1989) is a Japanese documentary photographer based in Tokyo. Hiroki started to take pictures after an overland travel for 8 months from China to Poland in 2014. Several months after this travel, when he was still an university student studying Applied Physics, he visited Afghanistan in 2015 for the first time as he learned photography by Farshad (Agence France-Presse) and Anil (Reuters), Usyan brothers. He continued to visit Afghanistan two more consecutive years by 2017. His presentation about the travels to Afghanistan appeared in NHK World Radio Japan in 2018.
He took part in Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s documentary workshop in 2017 and shortly after that, he started to make an ongoing long-term documentary work “Tatsumi Apartments” reflecting an aging society in Tokyo. He participated in Nikon’s portfolio review several times from 2019 with this project and has received critically acclaimed. He is trying to hold a solo exhibition in near future.
His works have been published internationally in NRC Handelsblad, Vice World News and Trouw.
He also has worked as a location manager for a music video of “Tokyo” by Akalaky featuring Celeste Buckingham from Slovakia in 2017 and organized foreign film makers to assist their stay in Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2016.