Ilmatar (*signed*)

@ Okabe, Momo




NB: The title of this book is sometimes spelled "Irmatar" in Roman letters.

Presentation by Mandarake:

" It's been six years since Dildo (2013) and Bible (2014), both published by Session Press in New York. With no advertising or publicity, Momo Okabe's works have become highly acclaimed and have won various national and international awards.

After that, Momo Okabe kept her distance from the contemporary photographic scene and continued to take photographs in her own way, and her pregnancy and birth became an opportunity to announce this work.

This book contains photographs taken in Japan between 2014 and 2019. This great experiment includes friends, regular landscapes, and her pregnancy and birth as an asexual.

Red, blue, yellow, purple ... These photographs of various colors are her very personal record, and at the same time they appear to us as a special story revealing emotions. This commemorative book contains 147 pictures, and crystallizes the time of an emerging artist. "

Afterword in English and Japanese. Copies signed by the artist.

152 pages - Faux-leather hardcover

Mandarake, 2020 (550 copies)

Format : 25.7 x 32.5 cm


New - Mint condition

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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.
  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "Bible compiles Okabe's recent works including many unpublished photographs taken in Tokyo, Miyagi and India between 2010 and 2013.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...