jeanne d'arc media

freelance photojournalist    click on what captures my attention    world traveller, based in chicago    featured in print, web, and mobile    will work for tea...really, really good tea

       My name is Janet Mami Takayama.
       I am a photographer, and a writer.
       I was born in Tokyo, have traveled to more than 40 countries, and have lived on several continents.
       I currently live in Chicago, IL , USA.

       As a self-taught photographer, I love to photograph plants, landscapes, architecture, day to day city life,
       and people just being people.
       These works have appeared in magazines, books, on the web, and in art shops, in both America and Japan.
       I am also, the House Photographer for City Winery Chicago.

       I have written photo essays, and web journals.
       My first book, "A Black Culture Journal", is now available from select online vendors
       and bookstores throughout Japan.

       Thanks for stopping by!

photo by Kenji Oda