Sohei Nishino was born in Japan in 1982. He graduated from Osaka University of the Arts in 2004, when he began working on his Diorama Map series. In making his Diorama maps, Nishino combines photography, collage, cartography and psychogeography to create large prints of urban landscapes. In his final works, he re-imagines the cities he has visited in order to build new worlds. He has exhibited internationally in prestigious museums and galleries: Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea; Saatchi Gallery, London; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; ICP, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has received many major awards, including the Canon Excellence Award, together with the Mast Foundation for photography grant on industry and work. Nishino is based in Tokyo, where he lives and works. He is represented by the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London and the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York.