Ojha Emu Goto
Ojha Emu Goto was born in Tokyo. She studied Japanese literature at Bunka Gakuin University. She then worked as a writer for the publisher by the name of Magazine House, and subsequently for An An, Croissant and Hanako. At the same time, she was active as a graphic designer and an advertising copywriter. She moved to Vancouver where she studied at Focal Point Photography School. She has since held numerous photo exhibitions. Above all, the most notable one was “The Voice of Queen Charlotte”. Focusing on photos of the virgin forest and the remains of the indigenous Haida people on Queen Charlotte Island she visited the previous year, she also exhibited some photos of capturing a bald eagle and whales. She used creative ideas on the display to convey the touch of nature. Many naturalists who love nature also visited the exhibition. She successfully created an atmosphere like being lost in a forest. The sales of photographs in this exhibition reached a record high, and one third of the works were sold. Most of the purchasers were inspired by the energy of the forest that was emitted from the photos. Many people said that they found a favourite photo which they wanted to keep for themselves.