OKADA Atsushi / Photographer
Born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1979. Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, Photography Department in 2003. In 2002, while a student, Okada received FUJIFILM PHOTO SALON The New Face Prize. He completed a PhD in arts at Tokyo Polytechnic University in 2008 [Dissertation : Wrist Cut A photographic exploration of identity]. In the same year, he won the 33th KIMURA IHEI commemorative Photography Award with his work “I am”(AKAAKA ART PUBLISHING). “I am” was introduced in many ways by press in Japan and internationally, receiving high acclaim. In 2010 Okada released book “ataraxia”(SEIGENSHA) and iPad / iPhone application “ataraxia [photo theater]”（Excite）. He also took special photographs for the official guidebook of the film “Norwegian Wood” in 2010 (KODANSHA). The film is based on the novel by Haruki Murakami and directed by Tran Anh Hung. Other books include “Platibe” and “Cord”(2003, both books published by Mado-sha). Okada is the most expected young and spirited photographer in Japan, drawing high attention also from abroad.
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