After working as a contractor on our groundbreaking traveling exhibit, Anglers All: Humanity in Midstream, Yoshi Akiyama officially joined our team here at AMFF in 2000 Since then, Yoshi has curated numerous exhibits, including Commemorating the Catch: Fish Carvings by Stephen Smith (2019), Angling Art Uncorked (2016), The Wonders of Fly Fishing (2013), Memories on the Water: A Photographic Journey Through Fly Fishing's Past (2010), Gadgets & Gear: 20th Century Innovations in Fly Fishing (2009), and Ogden M. Pleissner: The Sporting Grand Tour (2008), among others. He has helped build our permanent collection into an exceptional accumulation of all things fly fishing, has designed for and branded AMFF, and most importantly, he has given AMFF a face. In addition to all this, he is an extremely talented artist.