Akito Mizutani is a pioneering sports photographer in all sports categories including snow, water sport, soccer, and gymnastics. He is world-renowned for his artistic approach of capturing and expressing motion and movement within sports photography. In 1970, he held his first acclaimed photo gallery "Ski, Pushing the Limits" and since then, his works have been used in many magazines, books, and exhibitions. In 2001, Mr. Mizutani established a sports photography training school to inspire Japan's next generation of professional photographers. Mr. Mizutani has also been the chairman of AJPS since 1993 and leading Japanese sports photography for over 20 years. He received the Yamaha Challenge Award in 2011 and the JPS Artist Award in 2007. Based on these accomplishment plus many other personal and professional accolades we graciously welcome Mr. Mizutani as a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team Legends.