Michio Yamauchi was born in 1950 in Aichi Prefecture. He graduated from the Second Literary Department (no longer extant) of Waseda University. In 1980, he started night school at the Tokyo School of Photography (currently Tokyo Visual Arts School). In 1982, he graduated from the Tokyo School of Photography and took part in an independent gallery known as Image Shop CAMP, and began showing photographs in photography magazines and independent galleries. Since 1992, he has shot not only in Tokyo, but also in other major Asian cities including Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dhaka. His major solo exhibitions include “Hong Kong 1995-1997” at ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Tokyo, 2016), “Tokyo 2009.12.” at Third District Gallery (Tokyo, 2010), “CALCUTTA” at Konica Minolta Photo Plaza (Tokyo, 2004), “TOKYO, Tokyo” at Ginza Nikon Salon (Tokyo, 2002) and “Tokyo 1983.2.-1986.2.” at Olympus Gallery (Tokyo, 1986). His major publications include Keelung (grafica, 2010), TOKYO 2005-2007 (Sokyusha, 2008), Stadt(Sokyusha, 1992) and Hito-e (Place M, 1992). His major awards include the 35th Domon Ken Award (for Dhaka 2, fiscal 2015) and the 20th Tadahiko Hayashi Award (for Keelung, 2011). His photographs are included in the collections of The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo and Shunan City Museum of Art and History, Yamaguchi.