Mamiyo Okuda’s works made a very beautiful impression on me. Especially, the highlight in this “Graceful White” is touching. In her submitted portfolio, some works are expressed with dark shadows, and some with smooth halftones. And, all of those pictures effectively bring out the beauty of a woman. As a collotype printer and atelier craftsman, I voted for her portfolio because of the potential that her work would express values of collotype. Printing works that have both smooth whites and shadows is, of course, very difficult, however, her works made me feel like challenging that.
– Osamu Yamamoto Master craftsman of Benrido Collotype Atelier
Born in 1988 in Tokyo. Mamiyo Okuda studied visual design at Joshibi University of Art and design in Kanagawa, where she graduated in 2011. Her photo book was exhibited at NY Art Book Fair 2013. In 2014, she completed the Certificate IV in Photo Imaging at RMIT University in Melbourne. Her works are mainly inspired by traditional Japanese beauty, arts and crafts, and nature.
Hariban Award 2014