Momo Okabe

Momo Okabe was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1981 and received her B.F.A. in photography from Nihon University of Art in 2004. Okabe’s work was selected by Nobuyoshi Araki for The 8th Exhibition of New Cosmos of Photography. She remains relatively silent to the photo market in Japan due to the nature of her photographic subject matter, which is considered excessively sexual and provocative. Raised in France during her childhood, Okabe felt isolated as an outsider and started to fantasize about her ideal world. By taking pictures she claims to express her inner voice. In 2012, Momo Okabe collaborated with fellow Japanese photographer Kohey Kanno on a project entitled Unseen/Tsunami which depicted their personal lives admist the backdrop of the 2011 Fukushima tsunami. Okabe is releasing her first monographic book titled Dildo later this year with Session Press.

Momo Okabe was nominated by David Strettell.