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Covid-19, Japan
May 2020- Ongoing
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Blueprint
Documentary Film
Tsunami, Nuclear
August 2019 - Ongoing
(more info coming soon)
A Story
From Silent Histories Project
The Netherlands, Indonesia, UK, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Singapore and Japan
Asia Pacific War
2017 - Ongoing
(more info coming soon)
Under the Blue
Vietnam
Planned Nuclear Site/ Culture/ Life
2012 - Ongoing
(More info coming soon)
Bikini Diaries
Bikini Nuclear Accidents
Kouchi, Japan
2016
Exposure
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
Chernobyl, Ukraine
2015-16
Everlasting
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
Slavutych, Ukraine
2015 - 16
Silent Histories
Asia Pacific War
Osaka, Japan, 2014
Soma Nomaoi
Fukushima Horse Breeder
Fukushima, Japan
2013
Japan Tsunami Disaster
Iwate, Miyagi, Japan
2011-2012
Fukushima
Nuclear Disaster/ Workers
Fukushima, Japan
2011 - 12
waves and home
Fukushima, Japan
2011 - lifelong personal relationship
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Photobooks   (More Title Coming Soon)
Reset Beyond Fukushima
Lars Mueller Publishers
2012
EXPOSURE
Editorial RM
2017
Silent Histories
Editorial RM
2015
Silent Histories
Handmade 45 Edition
Self-Publishing
2014
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Workshop  (More Info Coming Soon)
 
 
Events   (More Info Coming Soon)
 
Teer Sheets
IMA 2020 Autumn Vol.33
特集:写真が描く世界のいま
Courrier.jp 2020.05
顔の見えない日本の「コロナ報道」は
“匿名”で何を失っているのか?
Courrier.jp 2020.05
日本の「匿名コロナ報道」は
差別と偏見から被害者を守れるのか?
WIRED JAPAN
Series of Photobook Review
Art of Journalism
VOSTOK, Korea
Dark Tourism
Exposure
IMA Online Interview 2019 Kazuma Obara
原発事故がなかったら、
私たちはこの街で生まれていない
IMA 2018 Autumn Vol.25
特集:日本写真のDNA
土田ヒロミ × 小原一真
IMA English edition Vol.1
特集:注目すべき日本の若手作家たち
IMA online Interview 2017
物語を「語る」写真集は
いかにして生まれたのか?
Courrier.jp 2018.01
日本メディアのウェブ戦略は「Windows95時代」から進歩していない
IMA 2016 Summer Vol.16
特集:世界を映す新世代のまなざし
「Exposure」
WIRED AUDI AWARD INTERVIEW 2017
写真家は自らを拡張せねばならない。
世界の「痛み」を伝えるために。
WIRED interview 2017
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「声」を届けるためのアート
クーリエ ・ジャポン連載記事
日本の「侵略」を行く
Exposure and Silent Histories
LensCulture 2016
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About Me

 Kazuma Obara (Born in Iwate, Japan, 1985) is a photographer, writer and book maker based in Osaka, Japan.

 

 

//Job//

Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co., Ltd. (2009-2011) 

Photographer (2011- )

//Education//

Utunomiya University BA in Sociology of Transnational Relations (April 2006 – March 2009)
University of the Arts London, London College of Communication,
MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography  (January 2015 – December 2015)

Photobook making workshop with Jan Rosseel, Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan (2014)
Photobook making workshop with NICO BAUMGARTEN, Le Photobook Fest, Paris, France (2014)
Photobook Workshop with Teun van der Heijden, 10b Photography, Rome, Italy (2015)

//Photobooks//

Reset Beyond Fukushima (Lars muller publisher/Switzerland 2012)
Silent Histories -Supreme Court Edition (Self Published 2014)
Silent Histories (Editorial RM/Mexico 2015)
30 (Self Published 2016)
Exposure (Editorial RM/Mexico 2017)

//Collection//

V&A, UAL, K MOPA 

 

//Assignments, Publication//

The guardian(UK) Le Point (France), Photography Monthly (UK), El Mundo (Spain), DIE ZEIT (Germany), Work (Switzerland) , Kultur (Switzerland) , Basler Zeitung (Switzerland), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (Germany), CNN(US), SF (Switzerland), Planetopia (Germany), TF1 (France), ZDF (Germany), WIRED(Japan), IMA(Japna), Days Japan(Japan)

 

//Awards, Nominations, Best Photobook//

2017
<Exposure>
Photo-eye Best photobooks 2017 selected by Todd Hido
Magnum Graduates Photography Award, Winner
WIRED Audi INNOVATION AWARD, Winner
Hariban Award, Finalist
Nominated for Prix Pictet Japan Award

 

2016
<Exposure>
World Press Photo Award 2016, People, 1st Prize
Nominated World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2016
Nominated for the Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award 2016
Magnum Lens Culture Award 2016, Finalist
Nominated for Prix Pictet Award

 

2015

<Silent Histories>
Athens Photo Festival Portfolio Review2015, Winner

Nominated for Arles Author Book Award
Nominated for Kassel Photobook Festival Best Photobook 2015
Nominated for Best Photobook of Photo Espana

2014
<Silent Histories -Supreme Court Edition->
TIME Best Photobooks 2014
Shortlisted for Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards
Claxton Project -The fourteen photobook highlight of 2014
LensCulture Editor’s – 2014 Photobooks of the Year
Telegraph My favourite photo books of 2014 by Photo editor Cheryl Newman
fotografia -THE ULTIMATE LIST OF 2014 BEST PHOTOBOOKS
Photo eye -Best books of 2014 by Colin pantall
Photo eye -Best Books 2014 by Manik Katyal
Nominated World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2014

 

2013
Critical Mass 2013 Finalist

 

 

//Grant//

Cultural Shared Programme/ The Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo(2019)

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation/UK (2016)
Festival Photoreporter/France(2016)
Ito Fundation For International Education Exchange/Japan (2015)

 

 

//Exhibitions//

2020

Reimagining War, Tokyo, Japan / 2020

 

2019

Exposure / Everlasting , THE REFERENCE, Seoul, Korea / 2019

Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2018, K MOPA, Yamanashi, Japan / 2019

Exposure / Everlasting , Photogallery Sai, Osaka / 2019

2018

Prix Pictet Japan Award 2017, Tokyo, Japan

LUMIX MEETS BEYOND 2020 BY JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS #7,

PhotoSaintGermain,Paris, France, UNSEEN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, IMA gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Exposure / Everlasting , Maruki Museum, Saitama, Japan

Mulhouse Biennial of Photography, France

Getxophoto, Spain

San, Gallery Interaction 611, Hiroshima, Japan 

2017

Revela-T, Spain/ 2017
 

2016

Festival Photoreporter, France
La Gacilly Photo Festival, France
Athens Photo Festival, Greece
Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia
World Press Photo 2016

The Train / Schwarzer Montag, Zurich, Switzerland

Silent Histories, Photofusion, London, UK

 

2015

Athen Photo Festival, Book Award, Athen, Greece 

Les Rencontres d’Arles,Book Award,  Arles, France 

2014

Paris Photo, Book Award, Paris, France

IMA Gallery, Book Selection, Tokyo, Japan

Rokko Photo Festival,Book Selection,  Hyogo, Japan

2013

Beyond Fukushima, Hirosima Cultural Center, Hirosima, Japan (2013)
Beyond Fukushima, Centro de historias, Spain (2013)
Beyond Fukushima, Ayuntamiento de Mijas, Spain (2013)
Beyond Fukushima, Reyon city holl, Reyon, France (2013)
Beyond Fukushima. Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain (2013)
Beyond Fukushima, EU headquaters, Brussels, Belgium (2013)

2012

Beyond Fukushima, Osaka Human Rights Museum, Osaka, Japan

Amagasaki city hall, Hyogo, Japan

Beyond Fukushima, Gallery Little House, Kyoto, Japan

Beyond Fukushima, Utsunomiya University, Tochigi, Japan

Beyond Fukushima, Asahi Newspaper Hall, Nagaoya, Japan

Beyond Fukushima, STANDARD BOOK STORE, Osaka, Japan

Beyond Fukushima, Delfonics Shibuya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Photo Gallery Sai, Osaka,Japan (2012)

Days Photojournalism Festival, Kyoto, Japan (2012)
Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France (2012)
ART ETAGE, Basel, Switzerland (2012)
Days Photojournalism Festival, Yokohama, Japan (2012)
Photo Gallery Sai, Osaka, Japan (2011)

 

 //Workshop, Lecture, Talk//

 

2020

Presentation/Webiner, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London, UK

Presentation, Panel Discussion, Salut, Kyoto, Japan

 

2019

Dummy Workshop, Keystone, Zurich, Switzerland

Dummy Workshop, Fotografica, St. Petersburg, Russia

Dummy Workshop, THE REFERENCE, Seoul, Korea

2018

Lecture, Panel Discussion, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Conversation with Marc Feustel, Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain 

Lecture and Conversation with Dr Ele Carpenter, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London, UK

Lecture, Amsterdam University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lecture, KABK, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Lecture, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dummy Workshop, Keystone, Zurich, Switzerland

Dummy Workshop, Fotografica, St. Petersburg, Russia

Dummy Workshop, Lecture, Istanbul Photobook Festival, Istanbul, Turkey


2017

Lecture, Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Storytelling Workshop, Hirosima city University, Hiroshima, Japan

Dummy Workshop, Keystone, Zurich, Switzerland

2016

Presentation, San Telmo Museoa, San Sebastian, Spain
Presentation, World Press Photo Exhibition, Singapore 
Presentation, Panel discussion, World Press Photo Award Days, Amsterdom, The Netherlands

Talk with Peter Kennard, Photofusion, London, UK  
Book Presentation, Wer-Haus, Barcelona (2016)

 

2015
Presentation, IC Visual Lab, Bristol, UK 
Presentation, Photobook Bristol, Bristol, UK

 

//Residency//

Docuking Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2018)

 
Contact Me
Email kazuma924 (at)gmail.com
Mobile +81 80 3125 5346

© 2020 Kazuma Obara