Photographer, Michio Hoshino

Born in 1952, in Ichikawa-city, Chiba prefecture.

In 1973, he spent a summer with Alaskan native Eskimo family in the village called Shishmaref, Alaska.

In 1978, he starts attending University of Alaska.

After that, he starts recording Alaskan wilderness, wild animals, and the lifestyle of Alaskan natives by the photography and essay. He submitted his works to the well-known organization such as National Geographic, Audubon as well as Japanese major publishers. As a result, he received honorable awards such as Anima award in 1986 and Kimuraihei photography award in 1990.

On August 1996, he died from the bear encounter incident during a TV show recording in Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.