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Hiroshi Okamoto 

Visual Storyteller / Photographer / Film Director

He was born in Tokyo in 1990. He studied anthropology and social sciences at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. After graduating, he used to work as a director in video production in Tokyo.

His works are based on a research and focused on storytelling with using variety of visual approaches from photography and videography, object, archive. He works as a visual storyteller to find and create personal narratives to understand the structure and history of society and social phenomena.

岡本 裕志

Visual Storyteller / 写真家 / 映像ディレクター

1990年東京都生まれ。立命館アジア太平洋大学卒。

大学在学中は社会学、人類学を学び、東部アフリカへ頻繁に訪れる。 卒業後、映像制作会社勤務を経て写真家、映像ディレクターとして独立。社会と個人の関係性に注目し、国内外でプロジェクトを行う。

2016年制作の日本の就職活動をテーマとしたプロジェクト「Recruit」がドイツのDummy Award Kasselにて準グランプリ受賞やオランダのFoam Magazine への掲載、ニューヨーク近代美術館(MoMA)ライブラリーへ永久収蔵されるなど。

AWARDS / 受賞

2018. World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

- Nominee

2017. Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Japan

2017. Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Japan

- Grantee

2017. Prix Pictet Japan Award, Japan

2017. Prix Pictet Japan Award, Japan

- Nominee

2017. Unseen Photo Fair Dummy Award, The Netherlands

2017. Unseen Photo Fair Dummy Award, The Netherlands

- Shortlisted

2016. Feria de Libros de Fotos de Autor Felifa, Argentina

2016. Feria de Libros de Fotos de Autor Felifa, Argentina

- Honorable Mention

2016. The Anamorphosis Prize, US

2016. The Anamorphosis Prize, US

- Shortlisted

- Shortlisted

2016. Photobook Award Maribor, Slovenia

2016. Photobook Award Maribor, Slovenia

- Runner Up Prize

2016. Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles, France

2016. Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles, France

- Shortlisted

2016. Kassel Dummy Book Award, Germany

2016. Kassel Dummy Book Award, Germany

- 2nd Prize

2016. Photo Espana Best Photo Book of Year Award, Spain

2016. Photo Espana Best Photo Book of Year Award, Spain

- Shortlisted

- Shortlisted

2015. Photolux Festival Self Publishing Award, Italy

2015. Photolux Festival Self Publishing Award, Italy

- Shortlisted

- Shortlisted

2015. Ueno Hikoma Awards, Japan

2015. Ueno Hikoma Awards, Japan

- Mainichi Shimbun Award

- Mainichi Shimbun Award

COLLECTIONS / 収蔵

The Museum of Modern Art in New York Library

- New York, US

- New York, US

SOLO EXHIBITONS / 個展

2018. "We do not need you, here. / If I could only fly."

- Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan

2017. "We do not need you, here. / If I could only fly."

- Emon Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016. "Recruit"

- Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED EXHIBITONS / 展示

2018. "Recruit"

- "Civilization: The Way We Live Now" by FEP, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul,Korea

- "Civilization: The Way We Live Nowt", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

2018. "Recruit"

- "Why Work?" Fotodok, Utrecht, The Netherlands

- "Why Work?" Fotodok, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2017. "Recruit"

- Photobook Phenomenon, Barcelona, Spain

- Photobook Phenomenon, Barcelona, Spain

2017. "We do not need you, here. / If I could only fly."

- Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greek

- Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greek

2016. "Recruit"

- Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China

- Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China

2016. "Recruit"

2016. "Recruit"

- Seoul Lunar Photo Festival, Seoul, Korea

- Seoul Lunar Photo Festival, Seoul, Korea

2015. Ueno Hikoma Awards Exhibition

- Higashikawa Culture Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan

- Higashikawa Culture Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan

2015. Ueno Hikoma Awards Exhibition

- Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo, JAPAN

- Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo, Japan

2015. Ueno Hikoma Awards Exhibition

- Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan

- Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan

ARTIST RESIDENCY

2016. Docking Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016. Docking Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

EDUCATION

2016. Photobook Masterclass in RPS Tokyo, Japan

2016. Photobook Masterclass in RPS Tokyo, Japan

by Teun van der Heijden and Sandra van der Doelen, Yumi Goto

2015. Photobook as Object Workshop in RPS Tokyo, Japan

2015. Photobook as Object Workshop in RPS Tokyo, Japan

by Jan Rosseel and Yumi Goto

LECTURES & ARTIST TALKS

2017. Workshop "Visual Storytelling and Dummy Book"

- @KCUA Kyoto City Of University of Arts Gallery, Japan

- @KCUA Kyoto City Of University of Arts Gallery, Japan

2017. Artist Talk

- Emon Photo Gallery, Japan

- Emon Photo Gallery, Japan

2017. Lecture, "Visual Storytelling and Media"

- Chisogakusya, Yokohama, Japan

- Chisogakusya, Yokohama, Japan

2016. Artist Talk

- Seoul Lunar Photo Festival, Book Society, Seoul, Korea

- Seoul Lunar Photo Festival, Book Society, Seoul, Korea

2016. Workshop, "Film Making and Book"

- Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan

- Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLICATIONS / 掲載

Le Monde M Magazine, France

Le Monde M Magazine, France

Foam Magazine, The Neteherlands

Foam Magazine, The Netherlands

Financial Times, UK

Internazionale Magazine, Italy

Internazionale Magazine, Italy

Vogue Italia, Italy

Vogue Italia, Italy

burn magazine, US

burn magazine, US

GUP Magazine, The Netherlands

Yorokobu Magazine, Spain

Photo World Magazine, China

Vostok Magazine, Korea

Vostok Magazine, Korea

KIEKIE, The Netherlands

PHmuseum, UK

Archivo Zine, Portugal

The Monthly Photo Art Magazine, Korea

Asia Paper Camera, Malaysia

Yahoo!News Japan, Japan

BuzzFeed Japan, Japan

The Page, Japan

honeyee.com, Japan

毎日新聞

東京新聞

東京新聞

西日本新聞

小学館CAPA

玄光社 COMMERCIAL PHOTO

玄光社 COMMERCIAL PHOTO

CLIENTS / クライアント

BBC

NBC

Financial Times

Phoenix Weekly

Amnesty International

FIFA FILM

Saudi Aramco

MHD Moët Hennessy Diageo K.K.

Loftus Media Ltd

Yahoo Japan

FleishmanHillard Japan

BuzzFeed Japan

Linkazia Japan

WWF Japan

350.org Japan

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©HIROSHI OKAMOTO 2018

©HIROSHI OKAMOTO 2018