Keitaro Yoshioka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He came to Boston in 1982 and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He majored in photography.
While he was in school, he won the Boston Globe Photo Contest Award, Best of American College Photography Annual Award, and his work was exhibited at the New Wave International Photography Exhibition in Paris, France, as well as galleries in New York.
After the completion of both undergraduate and graduate programs at the Museum School, Keitaro started working at the Polaroid 40”x80” room-sized camera studio at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as lead photographer. He has worked with Chuck Close, Evergon, Marie Cosindas, Ulay, and many other established artists with this camera. He has also photographed well -known art collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has traveled in the United States and Europe photographing well-known works of art. He was involved with Picasso’s Guernica exact size photographic reproduction project in Madrid, Spain, as well.
After 10 years of working at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Keitaro went on his own. He has been working as architectural, interior, corporate, fine art photographer, and educator.
His corporate clients include Cisco Systems, Dentsu, Genzyme, Google, Fidelity, Harvard University, Hitachi, IBM, The Italian Trade Commission, Lotus, Microsoft, P&G, Payette, Steffian Bradley Architects, Shepley Bulfinch, Friedrich St. Florian Architects, and Divine Design+Build.
He does architectural/Interior photography, corporate, commercial photography for his clients.
In addition to commercial/fine art photography business, Keitaro is a faculty member of the photography department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design,
Boston Architectural College, and New England School of Photography. He has also taught at Boston University CDIA. He has given a visiting lecture at Emerson College, and other photography institutions.
Keitaro was one of the commencement speakers at the New England School of Photography class of 2011, 2013, and 2015.
Recently, Keitaro was invited to show his work in L'Association CONTRASTES Arts Plastiques à Sartrouville
Biennale PHOTOGRAPHIE et SCULPTURE "Formes et Lumières" ESPACE SAINT-PAUL 19 rue des Rosiers à Sartrouville France in October 2015.
Six of Keitaro's panorama images were selected as winner of the EPSON International Pano Awards 2013 and his winning images were exhibited in Australia.
He has won the Epson Color Imaging Grand Prix Award four times in the past, and his winning images have been exhibited throughout Japan.
He had a solo exhibition at the Bumpus Gallery in Duxbury, MA and received the Conant Award (best exhibition of the year) from Bumpus Gallery Duxbury MA.
He received a grant from Genzyme Corporation and had a group show at the Genzyme Corporation in Cambridge, MA. His work was shown at JAANY Annual Exhibition in New York, NY.