Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Noritaka Minami

Title/s: Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Office #: Mundelein 915A

Phone: 773.508.3875

E-mail: nminami@luc.edu


Noritaka Minami is an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. He teaches courses in both analog and digital photography. Before coming to Loyola University Chicago, Minami taught at Harvard University, Wellesley College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Irvine.

Minami maintains an active practice as an artist and uses photography to create visual investigations of architecture and built environments.  He is a recipient of grants from organizations such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Durfee Foundation.  In 2015, he published a monograph titled “1972 – Nakagin Capsule Tower” (Kehrer Verlag), which received the 2015 Architectural Book Award from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany.  Exhibitions of his works have been held at UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Las Cienegas Projects, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Griffin Museum of Photography.  


M.F.A., University of California, Irvine

B.A., University of California, Berkeley