Q. Sakamaki is a New York-based Japanese photographer. He has covered both U.S. domestic issues and international events, particularly the deadly conflicts and human rights issues. His photographs have appeared in books and magazines worldwide including Time, Newsweek, and Stern, Readers Digest, and Rolling Stone and he has been exhibited in solo shows in New York and Tokyo. He has received numerous awards, including the World Press Photo, Olivier Rebbot of Overseas Press Club, and Days International Photojournalism Award. Sakamaki holds a Masters degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. He has published several books, including the late ones: WAR DNA, the coverage of seven different deadly conflicts, published in Japan, and Tompkins Square Park, a photo essay of New Yorks Lower East sides anti-gentrification movement, published by PowerHouse Books. He has also been video-documenting world events. His footage of the Liberian war used in Liberia: An Uncivil War, was nominated on the 26th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in 2005.