Kenshichi Heshiki was born in 1948 in Nakijinson in Okinawa. He documented the life and the culture of the habitants in the Ryukyu Islands from the sixties. Through his heartwarming images, filled with sorrow and kindness, we can also understand the social history of Okinawa, such as life during America’s occupation. He received the Nobuo Ina award in 2008. The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (Texas, US) acquired some of his photographs.