Bible (*signed*)

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Publisher's presentation:

"Bible compiles Okabe's recent works including many unpublished photographs taken in Tokyo, Miyagi and India between 2010 and 2013. This will be Okabe's second US monograph published by Session Press following her unique artist book Dildo in 2013.
Bible is a testament to the unwavering complexity of Okabe's everyday life with her lovers and friends. Alongside their pursuance of a genuine identity and sense of belonging, Okabe unfolds the «sad, yet beautiful scenery that they could perceive after overcoming the long and difficult struggle out from their traumatic past.» The sincerity and depth of Okabe's work is visceral; unwinding a sweetness within the tension of their collective alienation as if she has built a window into a kaleidoscopic heart.
Okabe has been highly acclaimed by Nobuyoshi Araki at New Cosmos of Photography in 1999 and Masafumi Sanai at Epson Color Image in 2009 as well as by many other prestigious competitions in Japan. It is difficult, however, to position Okabe's work into the norm of contemporary Japanese photography often associated with its perfection in composition and quiet meditation with subjects. Outside of the mainstream photo community, Okabe has pioneered her own electric yet sensitive color pallet to convey her overflowing emotions onto her work. In addition, she shifts away from the overtly intellectualized practice so prevalent in today's contemporary photography scene and gives photography a refreshed power. Bible begins to reposition our critical perspectives towards a regeneration of compassion, intimacy, and camaraderie."

Condition of the copy offered: Top of the binding very lightly crushed, lower right corner of the front board slihtly bumped, mint condition otherwise.

122 pages - Hardcover, no DJ

Session Press, 2014 (300 copies)


New - Condition : see above

Okabe, Momo

Momo Okabe is a Japanese photographer Her photography work is centered around gender transition. She documented and chronicled the transition of two of her friends, including explicit images of the surgeries, in her first two photobooks:  "Dildo" (2013) and "Bible" (2014), both published by Session Press. In 2015, she receives the FOAM Paul Huf Award for these works. In her third photobook "Ilmatar", the first published in Japan (Mandarake, 2020), she widen the gaze and looks into the intimacy of her circle of close friends, many of them transgender, in contemporary Japan.
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