Momo Okabe BIBLE & DILDO
2015/11/26 - 12/22
Momo Okabe is the first Japanese photographer to receive FOAM’s Paul Huf Award (a photography prize initiated by Dutch museum FOAM for photographers under 35) in 2015. Her autobiographical stories are expressed through unique, vivid colors. "Dildo" (Session Press N.Y. 2013) is a document of her memories with a partner she was deeply in love with. "Bible" (Session Press N.Y. 2014) contains imagined scenescapes inspired by a mental conflict. Strong imagery such as wreckages caused by earthquakes and a sex-change operation make an impression on the viewer, yet are void of sorrow and self-pity. She has stated that she considers these images as a new starting point, and describes these conflicts without any bias.
1981 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1999 Special Award "The 8th Exhibition of New Cosmos of Photography" selected by Nobuyoshi Araki P3 Art and Environment,Tokyo
2002 Fine prize for "The 19th 3.3sqm Exhibition” Guardian Garden,Tokyo
2004 B.F.A. in photography from Nihon University of Art
2014 Recieves "KASSEL PHOTO BOOK AWARD" The Photobook Museum,Cologne
2015 Receives "Foam's Paul Huf Award" Foam Museum, Amsterdam
2012 "UNSEEN/TSUNAMI" (with Kohey Kanno) ( Dashwood Books, NY)
2013 “DILDO” selected for 2013 PHOTOEYE BEST PHOTOBOOK by Hisako Motoo.
2014 “BIBLE” selected for KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD 2014 by Manik Katyal; PHOTOEYE BEST BOOK 2014 by Colin Pantall and Manik Katyal; CLAXTON PROJECTS