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Artist Talk: Kosuke Okahara “Ibasyo”

4.14 Sun.
14:00—15:00|Book signing 15:00—15:30

Horikawa Oike Gallery 2F

Free

Kosuke Okahara, Ibasyo, self-mutilation among young people in Japan, 2007

Please join Kosuke Okahara in his exhibition while he shares the inspiration for the project and his insight on the topic presented. Through this event Okahara solidifies the importance of showing and sharing these issues openly in our society. The Ibasyo project documents the lives of six young Japanese girls who suffer from self-harm. In Japanese, ibasyo refers to the physical and emotional space where one can exist.
This event will be followed by a book signing with the artist.
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Kosuke Okahara
Born in 1980 in Tokyo. Based between in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. Okahara grew up in Tokyo and started his career as a photographer after college graduation where he studied education. He has been pursuing the stories based on his theme “Ibasyo” which, in Japanese, refers to physical and emotional space in which one can exist. Okahara has been honored with several awards and grants including W.Eugene Smith Fellowship, Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo, PDN’s 30, Getty grants, Prix Kodak, Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award among others. Okahara’s works have also been exhibited in various venues including museums, galleries, and international photo festivals. He continues shooting the stories that touch him.
Horikawa Oike Gallery 2F
238-1, Oshiaburanokoji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-0052
Subway Tozai Line “Nijojo-mae” station. 3 min on foot from exit 2

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