thing- water. The first series, titled Underworld was fairly instinctual. I’ve been a swimmer all of my
life and it just seemed natural to build a bridge between my career in
photography and my love of water.
Kosuke Okahara, 1980, Japan, is a photojournalist who has been covering stories around the world since 2003. He made many photographs throughout the years in Colombia, dealing with drug wars and the drug business, journeys of illigal migrants to the USA, the harsh emerald minig business and the ordinary life of a Colombian hitman amongst others. Besides Colombia Kosuke has traveled from South Africa to France, Sudan to Burma and China to most recently Libya. Stories of self mutilating girls in Japan, the protests in Thailand and abandoned leprosy villages in China are all in his large portfolio. He received several awards and grants and has exhibited his work throughout Europe and Asia. His work has been published in many of the leading magazines and newspapers. The following images come from the current civil war in Libya and the stories Almost Paradise (Colombia – Mexico) and Rebels on the Edge (Burma).