Untitled, from the series Bible
Signed, titled, dated and numbered on a label
40 x 50 cm
Edition of 20 + 1 AP
ABOUT THE WORK
The series Bible revolves around the struggles of Momo Okabe's transgender lovers and friends, who are outsiders in Japanese society. Experiencing Japanese society as overly systematic, constantly imposing its restrictive views on every aspect of their lives, they are severely impacted by this environment. The Bible series includes pictures taken in Miyagi after the Fukushima earthquake struck Japan in 2011. These photographs are shown alongside the documented struggles of Okabe's lovers and friends. For Okabe, destruction and devastating feelings are related. She avoids making photographs in a conceptual way, instead always aiming to make work about her actual experiences, and her feelings of loss and sadness. Okabe blends tenderness with a raw intimacy, which becomes visible through her specific use of colour, the diversity of her topics and the sensitive manner in which she addresses the important and complex social issue of transsexuality.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Momo Okabe (b. Tokyo 1981) received her B.F.A. in photography from Nihon University of Art (Chiyoda, Japan) in 2004. Her work has been nominated by many prestigious competitions in Japan Okabe was chosen by an international jury as the winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2015. She won the prize for her two remarkable projects about Japanese society and her intimate relationships with two transgender lovers, whom she followed during their processes of transition.
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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