japan photographer


Rob Gilhooly is an award-winning British photographer and writer who is currently based in Japan. His work has appeared in publications around the globe, including Newsweek, Time, the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Times, the Guardian, New Scientist and the Australian. He was formerly a staff reporter at the Japan Times. In 2004, he obtained an MA in journalism, during which he focused his studies on photojournalism. He has also contributed to numerous TV documentaries and books.

Rob warmly welcomes assignments and is willing to travel anywhere within or outside of Japan.

Samples of published work can be found here

Rob’s first book, “Yoshida’s Dilemma: One Man’s Struggle to Avert Nuclear Catastrophe. Fukushima - March 2011” was released  on March 11, 2017. More information at


Rob also has extensive experience in event photography, from global sporting events such as the FIFA Club World Cup soccer, symposiums and corporate meetings and parties. Samples of event photography can be found here

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Rob is represented by Alamy and archives his work on Photoshelter