Visual Storyteller / Photographer / Film Director
Hiroshi Okamoto is a visual storyteller based in Tokyo, Japan.
He studied anthropology and social sciences at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific Univesity in Japan and used to work as a director in video production in Tokyo.
His works focus on storytelling with using various visual images from photography and videography, objects. His main concern is contradictions from social isolation between individual and society.
He works as a visual storyteller to find and create personal narratives to understand society at the anthropological and sociological points of the view.
Award & Grant
2016. Feria de Libros de Fotos de Autor – Felifa, Argentina – Honorable Mention
2016. Photobook Award Maribor, Maribor Slovenia – Runner Up Prize
2016. The Anamorphosis Prize, USA – Shortlisted
2016. Critical Mass 2016 – Top200
2016. Cortona on the Move’s Dummy Book Award, Cortona Italy – Finalist
2016. LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY BOOK AWARD ARLES 2016, Arles France – Shortlisted
2016. DUMMY AWARD KASSEL 2016, Kassel Germany – 2nd Prize
2016. Self Publish Riga, Riga Latvia – Shortlisted
2016. Photobook Bristol, Bristol UK – Shortlisted
2016. Photo Espana Best Photography of the Year Award, Madrid Spain – Shortlisted
2015. Le PhotobookFest Paris, Rock your dummy award2015, Paris France – Shortlisted
2015. Portrait Salon 2015, London UK
2015. Photolux Festival self publishing award, Lucca Italy – Shortlisted
2015. Mainichi Shimbun Prize, Ueno Hikoma Awards, Fukuoka, Japan / 第16回上野彦馬賞 毎日新聞社賞
Foam Magazine, GUP Magazine, burn magazine, Der Greif Magazine, China Daily, Korea The Monthly Photo Art Magazine, PHmuseum, Future Shoot, KIEKIE, Yahoo!News Japan, Mainichi Shimbun, Korocolor Publishers
FleishmanHillard Japan, Linkazia Japan, Tokyu Corporation, Tokyu Department Store co.,ltd., Mt. Fuji Springs Inc., MHD Moët Hennessy Diageo K.K., 350.org Japan, NPO D×P
2016 - DUMMY AWARD KASSEL 2016, 2016 - FUAM Dummy Book Award, 2016 - DUMMY BOOK AWARD ARLES, Arles France, 2016 - Photo Espana Best Photography of the Year Award, 2016 - Photobook Bristol, 2016 - Self Publish Riga, 2015 - Portrait Salon 2015, 2015 - Photolux Festival self publishing award, 2015 - Le PhotobookFest Paris Rock your dummy award2015, 2015 - PX3, 2015 - Ueno Hikoma Awards, Fukuoka, Japan , 2015 - International Color Awards 2015 – Nominee
- Video capture
- Video editing