Independent Multimedia Journalism by Mari Shibata

Hello - thanks for your interest in my work.

The photo above is a selfie, shot on a second-hand camera without a long stick, unedited.

But I much prefer debunking cultural stereotypes and addressing human rights issues using words, video & photography.

[Unexpectedly] Arabs call me Maryam, Russians call me Masha and Western Europeans call me Marie in this process!

The results are published across Vice & Index on Censorship, available to watch via Associated Press and screened at the British Film Institute.

I was born in Japan, spent my childhood in Germany and educated in the UK with a degree in music from University of Cambridge.