List of photobooks by Obara, Kazuma

Kazuma Obara (Japan, 1985) is a photojournalist based in the UK and Japan. Focusing on hidden victims in society is a theme he explores in his projects. Just after the tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011, he began documenting the disaster area, photographing from inside Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Kazuma Obara (Japan, 1985) is a photojournalist based in the UK and Japan. Focusing on hidden victims in society is a theme he explores in his projects. Just after the tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011, he began documenting the disaster area, photographing from inside Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.


Obara was the first photojournalist to convey the story from inside the plant. His work in the disaster areas was published as the photobook Reset Beyond Fukushima, published by Lars Müller Publishers, Switzerland in March 2012.

In 2014, he focused on victims of World War Two in Japan and his self published photobook Silent Histories was shortlisted for Paris Photo/Aperture Photo Book Award and was selected for TIME, Lens Culture, and Telegraph Best Photobook 2014.


In 2015, he studied at London College of Communication Photojournalism and Documentary Photography MA course and got a master’s degree.


Continuing his pursuit of nuclear labour issues as a long term project, Obara was focusing on victims at Chernobyl nuclear power plant. His project “Exposure" in Chernobyl was selected for World Press Photo 2016 People category 1st prize.

A partner photographer of Swiss photo agency Keystone, his photographs appear in The Guardian, Courier international, ZEIT, El Mund, Le Point, BBC, CNN, NHK, and DAYS JAPAN.


Published works so far :


2018 SHOWA DIARY (Series)
2016 Bikini Diaries
2016 Exposure/30
2014 Silent Histories
2012 Reset Beyond Fukushima

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  • .PLEASE NOTE : Our signed copies have a tiny imperfection - Mint unsigned & sealed copies also available - Please do get in touch.Publisher's presentation : "Silent Histories is a testimony to the tragedy of indiscriminate bombing by US forces during the War in the Pacific, which killed 330,000 Japanese and injured 430,000 more. The figures are...

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