Kohey Kanno was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1982 and received his B.F.A. in photography from Nihon University in 2004. Upon his graduation he began his career at Shiseido Co. as an assistant photographer, and has since been active as a commercial photographer in Japan and abroad. In 2012, Kohey Kanno collaborated with fellow Japanese photographer Momo Okabe on a project entitled Unseen/Tsunami which depicted their personal lives admist the backdrop of the 2011 Fukushima tsunami. Kanno's work has been exhibited in Tokyo and NY, including We are One: Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis Relief, (NY/2011), Here is ZINE Tokyo at Tokyo Cultuart by BEAMS (Tokyo/2011). His previous book projects include Honeymoon (2011), The Boy With the Thorn in His Side (2010), Paper Life (2006), and 99 Stories (2004).