Momo Okabe

Japan, Tokyo Gallery Naruyama

Okabe is the first Japanese photographer who received Foam's Paul Huf award in 2015. Bible and Dildo (Session Press N.Y. 2014 and 2013) contain her imagined scenery acquired by undergoing a mental conflict. Along with nude images, bible and Dildo also includes photographs of chaos and destruction. Images such as wreckage caused by the earthquake or sex-change operation are elegiac. Nevertheless, Okabe believes that they are not a sorrow of the end but considers them as a starting point. Okabe describes conflicts without attitude.