Momo Okabe's photo book


Shortlisted for the 2020 Lucie Photo Book Prize - Single Author, Traditional Category
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Momo Okabe's first domestic photo book will be on sale at 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, her 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.


Momo Okabe
Cover Design:
Hironori Kikuchi
Casebound book
325 x 257 mm
Number of pages:
152 pages (147 works included)
Release date:
Early July 2020
Limited run of 550 books.

500 regular editions.

10,000 yen + tax

50 special signed and numbered limited editions.

Limited Edition A: 20 copies
- With original print (image 1)

45,000 yen + tax

Limited Edition B: 30 copies
- With original print (image 3)

35,000 yen + tax

original print B-1

original print B-2

original print B-3

※ Picture size 216 x 165 mm

Momo Okabe

Born in Japan in 1981, lived in France until age 4.
After graduating from Nihon University (Department of Photography, Nihon University College of Art), she was selected by Nobuyoshi Araki to win a prize for excellence at the 8th Canon New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition in 1999, selected by Nobuyoshi Araki.
In 2002, she won a prize at the 19th Hitotsubo Exhibition (Guardian Garden), and was selected by Masafumi Sanai for the jury prize at the 2009 Epson Color Imaging Contest.
Despite the limited run of 55 copies Dildo (Session Press), her first photo book, was selected by Photo-eye, the most prestigious photography gallery in the United States, as one it its 'best books' (selected by independent curator Hisako Motto). Bible also won the Foam Paul Huf Award in the Netherlands.
She was featured in the June 2014 issue of the British culture magazine Dazed and Confused as an up-and-coming photographer, and is a photographers with a promising future.
She is currently based and working in Tokyo.