The incredible ‘self-portraits’ of Kimiko Yoshida present us the whole range of human cultures

Kimiko Yoshida is a japanese photographer who creates amazing  images of herself in which she wears impressive costumes that reference a wide range of different subjects, from haute couture and indigenous cultures to the canon of Western painting. She regards her ‘self-portraits’ as a type of disappearance, protesting the norms of gender.


“There is no such thing as a self-portrait. Each of these photographs is actually a ceremony of disappearance. It is not an emphasis of identity, but the opposite—an erasure of identity.”

– Kimiko Yoshida