Ricardo Nagaoka is Japanese photographer, born in Asunción, Paraguay, where he lived for half of his life. He later moved to Ontario, Canada in 2005, then to Rhode Island to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Photography 2015). He now calls Portland, OR his new home (probably temporary considering his history). Ricardo has been recognized by the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward and American Photography, along with showing his work internationally.

Born in the inescapable entanglement of globalization, Ricardo is constantly searching for boundaries, observing how spaces are delineated and finding ways to crumble arbitrary borders.





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