Noritaka Minami lives and works in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004 with a BA in Art Practice and a Minor in Asian American Studies. He graduated from the the University of California, Irvine in 2011 with a MFA in Studio Art and an Emphasis in Visual Studies. Minami is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago. He has also taught photography at Harvard University, Wellesley College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, UC Berkeley, and UC Irvine. He is a recipient of grants from organizations such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and Center for Cultural Innovation. In 2015, he published a monograph titled “1972” (Kehrer Verlag), which received the 2015 Architectural Book Award from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany. Exhibitions of his works have been held at UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Griffin Museum of Photography.