Born in 1980, Kosuke Okahara began his professional career at age 23 after graduation of college. Since the beginning of his career, he has been devoting himself to the theme of “Ibasyo” which refers in Japanese, to “the physical and emotional space in which people exist” including refugee crisis in Darfur, the choice of the people who are involved in illegal activities at the bottom of the society ladder in Colombia, and young Japanese people who are struggling with self-mutilation. As yet, he has covered a number of stories in Asia, Africa, and South America.
His works have been widely published in Japan, U.S, and Europe, and exhibited including Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Nikon Gallery Tokyo, and Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.
He is a member of Agence VU.