Born in 1980 in Tokyo. Based between Paris and Leipzig.
Okahara grew up in Tokyo and started his career as a photographer after college graduation where he studied education. He has been pursuing the stories based on his theme "Ibasyo" which, in Japanese, refers to physical and emotional space in which one can exist. Okahara has been honored with several awards and grants including W.Eugene Smith Fellowship, Joop Sward Masterclass of World Press Photo, PDN's 30, Getty grants, Prix Kodak, Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award among others. Okahara's works have also been exhibited in various venues including museums, galleries, and international photo festivals. He