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


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Limited edition of 250
Design: Roland Angst
Text: Christiane Kuhlmann
Size: 240 x 160 mm
ISBN: 978-3-9816885-1-1
Color board with hotfoil embossing cover
Published in November, 2014
Printed in 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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