Eduardo Fujii is a fine art photographer living on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California. At an early age in his native country Brazil, he demonstrated great interest in the arts. He started music lessons at the age of five followed by painting a few years later. It wasn’t until late 2006 in the United States, however, that he turned to photography as a form of artistic expression. Classical music and painting have been part of most of his life and have certainly contributed to the development of a lyrical sensibility that underlies his photography today. There is always a beautiful prelude playing on the back of his mind when photographing.
Despite his great passion for the arts, Eduardo chose to pursue a career in software engineering after completing 5 years of Engineering School in São Paulo, Brazil. In 1992, Eduardo came to the United States for graduate studies and landed in Monterey to pursue a master’s degree in Public Administration at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). Having been awarded an internship at the United Nations, Eduardo moved temporarily to New York City. Moving back to Monterey in 1995, Eduardo was invited to work at MIIS Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Eduardo has been with MIIS since then.
Eduardo draws inspiration from various talented local photographers and also famous painters. Brigitte Carnochan, Elizabeth Opalenik, and Martha Casanave are just a few names of women photographers that had the most impact on Eduardo’s pursuit of a career in fine art photography. His images have a painterly look and reflect his continual pursuit of beauty. He is very committed to photography as art and always leaves part of himself in every image he makes. He truly believes that every photograph is a self-portrait.
Eduardo has participated in gallery exhibitions at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Center for Photographic Art, the Cherry Center for the Arts, and Carmel Visual Arts in Carmel, California, the Museum of Monterey and Alvarado Gallery in Monterey, and has received various awards including Spotlight Awards from B&W Magazine and Color Magazine, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Professional Photographer Magazine, Monochrome Awards, and the International Color Awards. One of Eduardo’s images was selected for the cover of Shadow & Light Magazine. In 2017, Eduardo was awarded Photographer of the Year at the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards.