....The cover and feature story on Newsweek Japan"..ニューズウィーク日本版沖縄特集.... by Kosuke Okahara


I shot the cover page and the feature story on Okinawa for Newsweek Japan.

The cover image is shot in front of the Camp Schwab, US Marine Corps camp located in northeastern Okinawa Prefecture, Henoko. Henoko has been the center of conflict between Okinawa and the central government.

Link to Newsweek Japan website






....A portrait of Tadao Ando for "Numéro Art"..安藤忠雄氏のポートレイト撮影.... by Kosuke Okahara


I photographed Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect, for French magazine “Numéro art“ for it’s 4th issue.

Link to Numéro art online


フランスの雑誌 Numéro art の特集で、建築家の安藤忠雄氏を撮影しました。

Numéro art 特集記事へのリンク(フランス語)


....Leica interviews on Almost Paradise..ライカ社のウェブサイトで Almost Paradise が紹介されています.... by Kosuke Okahara

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Leica blog features my interview on making a project "Almost paradise", a project on migrants' journey from South America to U.S. 

Link to Leica website


ライカ社のウェブサイトで、Almost Paradiseの撮影についてのインタビューが掲載されています。



....Ibasyo on the book review of Asahi Shimbun newspaper..朝日新聞の書評で『Ibasyo』 が取り上げられています。.... by Kosuke Okahara

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New book "Ibasyo" had a book review on Asahi Shimbun Newspaper. This is probably the most influential book review in Japan. The reviewer was Shigeki Noya, a former professor of Philosophy at University of Tokyo. 






....Ibasyo project on Asahi Shimbun newspaper..Ibasyoが朝日新聞で取り上げられています。.... by Kosuke Okahara



Asahi Shimbun newspaper recently published an article about my long-term project "Ibasyo" and the book while I was giving back the traveling book and the published book to Hiromi, one of the girls I photographed during this project.





....New title『Ibasyo』book exhibition..新刊『Ibasyo』本の展覧会.... by Kosuke Okahara

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I would like to invite you to the new exhibition "Ibasyo", the new title published from Kousakusha Publishing house. 

This exhibition focus on the photo book "Ibasyo". This is not an ordinary photo exhibition. My focus is to tell the story thorough the journey that I have gone through while making this project as a book form. Hope you enjoy this little different exhibition than a normal photo exhibition.

There is an opening event on April 21st from 6pm. Please come visit if you are in Kansai area.

Venue: Mirage Gallery(map
Address: 3-9-10-303, Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0012, JAPAN
Date: April 21st - May 6th, 2018
Web: www.miragegallery.jp
Email: ayaka@rokkophotofestival.com







会場:Mirage Gallery(地図
住所:〒650-0012 神戸市中央区北長狭通3丁目9-10 青柳ビル303号室
ウェブサイト: www.miragegallery.jp
メール: ayaka@rokkophotofestival.com



...."Ibasyo" book launch ..新刊『Ibasyo』ブックローンチイベント.... by Kosuke Okahara



I am delighted to announce that we will have a book launch event for my new title "Ibasyo" on March 24th (sat), 2018 at Rokujigen, in Tokyo. You will also be able to puarchase this new title at the event, little earlier than the books stores. 

I have been working on the book "Ibasyo", a long-term project on young Japanese girls who had been suffering sel-harm. I have started this project in 2004. The project has transformed into  different form not only photographing but also the way to return something to the subject. 

At the book launch, I will be talking about this 14 years project; how I came across with this project, the process during shooting, about the book journey project, then the process of book making etc.. from the very beginning to the end. Then the designer of this book, Azusa MIyagi from Kousakusya publishing house will join me talking about the production process of the book. 

Please come visit if you are in Tokyo area.

"Ibasyo" book launch
Date: March 24, 2018 (sat)
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Entry fee: 1500 Yen
Venue: Rokujigen(3 minutes walk from Ogikubo station of JR Chuo Line → 地図
Address: 2F, 1-10-3 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0043
Booking: Email the number of seats you want to book to
Web: http://www.6jigen.com
Email: rokujigen_ogikubo@yahoo.co.jp








会場:6次元 ロクジゲン(JR中央線荻窪駅徒歩3分 → 地図
住所:〒167-0043 東京都杉並区上荻1-10-3-2F
rokujigen_ogikubo@yahoo.co.jp ナカムラまで。



....Exhibition at Polka Galerie in Paris..展覧会『Terre des îles』| パリ・ポルカギャラリー.... by Kosuke Okahara


....Some of the works from the latest series "Rhapsody in the dark" will be exhibited as a part of collective show at Polka Galerie in Paris.

One of my works exhibited is with 90 prints all printed by my hands in the darkroom with traditional technic put together in 120x80cm frame. This will be the unique edition.

The collective exhibition "Land of the Islands",  conceived as a photographic trip around the theme of insularity. The invited photographers will dialogue for the occasion, exploring the roots and the poetic identity of a series of universes open on the ocean but curled up on themselves. Tiny pitches, islands-continent. Secret atolls, languages of the earth. From the largest island in the world - Greenland - to the Island of Beauty - Corsica - through the Cyclades, Sicily, Iceland, Stromboli, Okinawa, the Faroe Islands and Lofoten, Madagascar, New Guinea , Hokkaido and the Galapagos, the walls of Polka are transformed into an archipelago.

The exhibition is there until March 3rd, 2018. Please stop by Polka Galerie if you are in Paris.

[ Artists exhibited ]
Carmelo Bongiorno
Bernard Cantié
William Klein
Daido Moriyama
Sebastião Salgado
Joakim Eskildsen
Claude Nori
Jacob Aue Sobol
Kosuke Okahara


沖縄で撮影しているシリーズ "Rhapsody in the dark"  の作品の一部が、1月25日よりパリのポルカギャラリーで始まる展覧会で展示されます。




[ 出展作家 ]
岡原功祐 他