Born in Okinawa Prefecture. He began boxing in junior high school and placed third in the 2002 Kochi National Athletic Meet.
In 2006, he graduated from Okinawa International University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociocultural Studies, where he first encountered photography. 2008, he studied under avant-garde dancer Shoryu Shiba, and in 2010, under photographer Satoshi Yuzaki. 2011, he participated in the Shomei Tomatsu Digital Photography Workshop as a third-year student and participated in the workshop's final photo exhibition.
In 2012, he received an honorable mention at the 35th Canon New Cosmos of Photography for "okinawan portraits," and in 2013, he performed a solo contemporary dance performance at the Shoryu Shiba Solo Performance.
In 2014, he received the 40th Ihei Kimura Award for his work "A Grand Polyphony”.


1984 - Born in Okinawa Prefecture.
2006 - Begins photography. Graduates from Okinawa International University.
2008 - Studies avant-garde dance with Seiryu Shiba.
2010 - Studies photography with Tetsushi Yuzaki.
2011 - Takes part in 3rd Shomei Tomatsu Digital Photography Workshop.


2010 - "Shiba Dancing Planet", Self-published.
2013 - "Seiryu Shiba: Allure of the Female-Role Player", Self-published.
2014 - "Ryuichi Ishikawar", Self-published.
2014 - "okinawan portraits 2010-2012", AKAAKA Art Publishing.
2014 - "A Grand Polyphony", AKAAKA Art Publishing.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010 - "Brain Portraits exhibition" , Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
2010 - "Mei", Gallery oMac.
2014 - "Ryuichi Ishikawa", Gallery Lafayette.
2014 - "zkop exhibition", ATSUKOBAROUH.
2014 - "okinawan portraits 2010-2012", Place M.
2014 - "A Grand Polyphony", Nikon Salon.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 - "Fragments 2", Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
2011 - "Open Okinawa", Space Tropical.
2012 - "Okinawa 0 Point", Marking 40th Anniversary of Okinawa's Return to Japan.
2013 - "Fragments 3", Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
2014 - "Daido Moriyama Portfolio Review", Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
2014 - " show case #3", eN arts.


2012 - 35th New Cosmos of Photography competition.

Books from Ryuichi ISHIKAWA




Decades No.1: 2000_20 Issue

Ai IWANE, Miyako ISHIUCHI, Antoine d'AGATA, Eric, SHEN Chao-Liang , Ryuichi ISHIKAWA, Seung Woo BACK, LUO Dan, Jinhee KIM, Mandela HUDSON