Kuni Takahashi was born in Sendai, Japan. He studied photojournalism at the Maine Photo Workshops, the New England School of Photography in Boston and the Eddie Adams Workshop in New York. He joined the Chicago Tribune as a staff photographer in 2004 after spending eight years as a staff photographer at the Boston Herald. He relocated to Mumbai, India in 2009.

Takahashi has covered major domestic and international events and won many photography awards, including in competitions by World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International (POYi), National Press Photographers Association. He was also named as Boston Press Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year in 1996 and 2003.

AWARDS

Days Japan International Photojournalism Award - Juries Speical Award, 2010
National Press Photographers Association’s Pictures of the Year contest - Third Place Photographer of the Year, 2008
Pictures of the Year (POYi) – Third Place Photographer of the Year, 2007
National Headliner Awards – Third Place Photostory, 2007
National Headliner Awards - First Place & Best of Show in Photography, 2003
Boston Press Photographers Association - Photographer of the Year 2003
National Press Photographers Association’s Pictures of the Year contest - Second Place Conflict Picture Story
World Press Photo contest - Third Place Spot News, 2003
Northern Short Course contest - Best of Show, 2003
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar - First Place News Picture Story, 2003
Associated Press Member Showcase - Picture of the Year 2003
Kyoichi Sawada Award - Eddie Adams "Assignment : Iraq" contest, 2003
Pictures of the Year (POY) -Award of Excellence, 2000, 1994
Boston Press Photographers Association annual contest - First Place Spot News, 2000, 1999
New England AP News Executives Association contest -First Place Portrait, 2000
Boston Press Photographers Association - Photographer of the Year 1996