Masako IMAOKA (Photographer)

Born in Kanagawa prefecture.
Most of her motif is capturing the lives of people in the midst of rebuilding their livelihoods amongst disaster brought by military conflict or natural disaster, China, Kyushu in Japan, et. al. And inspirations coming from images of 'rebirth' focusing on the quality of human life.

PRIZES

2001
"SSF Award" 2001 SSF World Sports Photo Contest
2002
2nd "Sagamihara New Photographer Fosterage Award"
2007
23th "Higashikawa New Photographer Award"

EXHIBITIONS

2000
"Remember me" (Shinjuku Park Tower; Tokyo / Osaka, 2008 / Kumamoto, 2008)
2001
"Re-Birth - Women beside the Ruins" (Konica Plaza; Tokyo) et al.
2002
International Asian Photography Festival, Photo City Sagamihara(Kanagawa)
2003
"Into Herself - the Strong will to Live in Afghanistan" (Konica Plaza; Tokyo / Abeno Kintetsu; Osaka)
"Re-Birth - Women beside the Ruins" (Shinjuku Nikon Salon; Tokyo) et al.
2004
"Under the Veil - Bangladesh & Pakistan" (Shinjuku Maynds Tower; Tokyo) et al.
2005
"Women beside the Ruins 2005" (Aichi Expo 2005; Aichi)
"Xinjiang Uygur in China" (Konica Minolta Plaza; Tokyo) et al.
"Tsunami Impact" (Gloria Hall, 63 Building; Soul)
2007
"The Greening of CHINA" (Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building / Kansai Airport; Osaka) et al.
International Asian Photography Festival, Photo City Higashikawa (Hokkaido)
2008
"Cha Ma Gu Dao; The Ancient Tea-Horse Road" (Olympus gallery; Tokyo and Osaka) et al.
2011
"Hito to Moyau" (Shin-Minamata Station; Kumamoto)
"Topofilia - Fundamental images of Kyushu" (Tsunagi Art Museum; Kumamoto)
2012
"Topofilia - Fundamental images of Kyushu" (Ginza Nikon Salon; Tokyo / Osaka)
"Re-Birth - Women beside the Ruins ; Afghanistan" (Nikon Plaza Sendai)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2001
"SSF Award" 2001 SSF World Sports Photo Contest Exhibition
(Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Tokyo)
2004
"Japanese Documentary Photographers -The 1960s to the Present" collective exhibition
(Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Tokyo)
2005
"White Exhibition " (Spiral Hall; Tokyo)
2006
"Women Photographers Exhibition" (Olympus gallery; Tokyo)
"Photo & Foto Live !" (Shibuya Le Deco 3; Tokyo)
2007
"200 Professional Photographers Exhibition" (Fujifilm Photo Salon; Tokyo / Osaka, 2008)
"Women Photographers Exhibition" (Olympus gallery; Tokyo)
"Twelve Worlds - 12 Photographers who meet D3" (Nikon Salon bis; Tokyo / Osaka, 2008)
2010
"Onna (Woman) Exhibition " (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, The Japan Newspaper Museum / Nigata City art Museum, 2011 / Arts Center "GRANSHIP", 2012) et al.
"Eternity at a Moment – The Vision of 60 Photographers " (3331 Arts Chiyoda; Tokyo) et al.

PUBLISHING

2003
<Re-birth -Women beside the Ruins> MADO-Sha Publishing Co., Ltd.
2004
<Around the Taklamakan Desert> (TOSEI publishing)
2011
<TOPOPHILIA-Fundamental images of Kyushu-ryoku> self published
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