Neal Oshima

Neal Masao Oshima is a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer based in Manila, Philippines. He began his photographic career as a laboratory and field photographer at the Bishop Museum in Hawaii and fine art photographer in San Francisco, CA. His editorial work includes books such as Dreamweavers, a documentation of the T’nalak weavers of the T’boli tribe in Lake Sebu, Mindanao; Treasures of the Philippine National Museum published by Bookmark; Philippine Ancestral Houses by Dr. Fernando Zialcita. Other published work includes Flavors of the Philippines by Glenda Barretto, Beyond Rice and Bamboo by Maria Elena Paterno, and Philippine Forests by Karla Prieto Delgado; Museum Exhibitions of Mr. Oshima’s work include Personal Visions: A Survey of Contemporary Photography at the Ayala Museum in 1999; Barot, a solo exhibit of photograms of traditional Philippine garments that opened the Sepia International Gallery in Soho, NYC; and Lovelock, an exhibit of hair landscapes at the Alliance Francaise, Manila in 2001. He has worked extensively with traditional silver-based print techniques. His platinum prints are part of major corporate and private collections in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Two of his large photograms sold at auction at Sotheby’s HK.