When Bruce Osborn first photographed punk musicians and their parents in 1982, he had no way of knowing that it would turn out to be a life-long project of over 7,000 photo shoots, covering Japanese society in all its variety from musicians, sushi chefs, and monks, to sports figures, adult film actresses, celebrities and the family next door. The 144-page book explores the very meaning of family and familial relationships and challenges us to consider our feelings about family. It features an introduction from the photographer and comments, quotes and stories from those photographed – with 88 photographs. http://www.bruceosborn.com/#/work/oyako Amazon US https://goo.gl/u1ApVr Amazon JP https://goo.gl/oVxmSz Amazon UK https://goo.gl/7rrU8q
Rica Matsumoto, who received the Oyako Award Special Prize 2018 was introduced in Mainichi Newspaper (Evening) on November 8th, 2018. http://mainichi.jp/articles/20181108/dde/014/070/017000c Rica and Bruce Osborn first met 34 years ago when Bruce photographed Rika and her father. Rica and her father Mr.Yujiro Matsumoto is on the cover of the newest OYAKO book! The book can be purchased on the following site. Amazon (US) https://goo.gl/u1ApVr Amazon (Japan) https://goo.gl/oVxmSz
Oyako Day 2018 video clip on Yahoo! News. Directed by Toshi Inomata who was also the was director the Oyako Movie This year’s Oyako Day Exhibition starts on September 14th at Olympus Gallery Tokyo. Please clickHERE to view Yahoo! News.
On July 13th, there was a press event announcing this year’s Oyako Day book giving campaign which is supported by the following bookstores. Tsutaya, Asahiya, Libro, Parco, Yomu Yomu, Tadaya, Orion, Books Emutasu.
In support of Oyako Day, TSUTAYA is corroborating with of other bookstores on a campaign asking parents to give their children books. Believing in their power to stimulate positive change and we hope these presents will serve as inspiration for the children. This book campaign is happening in 900 bookstores throughout Japan during the month of July.
Bruce Osborn will be taking photos of one hundred Oyako (parents and children) on Oyako Day. See details below on how to apply Photographs taken at other Super Photo Sessions can be seen at Oyako Photo Gallery SUPER PHOTO SESSION DATE: Oyako Day, July 22, 2018 APPLICATION DATES: Applications must be received by June 30, 2018 NOTIFICATION: Families that were selected will be contacted by July 13th. LOCATION: A photo studio in Tokyo (participants informed of exact location upon notification) PHOTO FEE: Free *Each family is responsible for their transportation to and from the studio. PHOTO: Each family will receive one free print. PRESS: Reporters are welcome on the session […]
Send us an essay about your family. This contest is open to everyone and there is no fee for entering. Example subjects: “now we can laugh about it”, “an unbreakable tie”, “an unforgettable memory”, “now that I’m a parent, I finally understand”, “what a crazy family” DETAILS SEND 1. Your essay (include the title of the essay) 2. Your name, address, and age TO E-Mail: email@example.com please include “Oyako Essay Contest” as your e-mail’s subject line Mail: OYAKO DAY 2018 Essay Contest HAYAMA Post office #13 240-0199, Japan APPLICATION DATES: Contest ends July 23, 2018 Prize-winning essays will be introduced on the website at a later date. JUDGES: Winning […]