Akihiko Miyoshi is a photography-based conceptual artist and a former computer engineer. His work investigates contemporary image making that has been made possible through the reliance on digital technology. His image making process centers on algorithmic computations executed over the images recorded through the lens.  The representation provided by the photographs is questioned, and is reduced to its essentials, thereby revealing the underlying structure of its two elements: form and color. Miyoshi received an MS from Carnegie Melon and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He currently teaches photography and digital media at Reed College and lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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