Kosuke Okahara’s series “Almost Paradise”, made in 2013, recounts the story of South American, primarily Colombian migrants attempting to reach the USA on risky and difficult routes via Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.

In compelling black and white images, Okahara has captured the joys and sufferings of these people without turning them into mere objects for his camera. The book was printed using an unusual process which lends it an appearance reminiscent of intaglio work. In this way it conveys the full drama of disappointed hopes.

Introduction by Roland Angst

Almost paradise
-special edition-


Out of stock

Limited edition of 20
Designed by  Roland Angst
Text: Christiane Kuhlmann
240 x 160 mm (book and print with a special box)
72 pages
ISBN: 978-3-9816885-1-1
Published in November, 2014
Color board with hotfoil embossing
Printed country: Germany
Published by  Only Photography

*There are only few copies left. If you are interested in the special edition, please contact Only Photography in Berlin.

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