A Japanese/Canadian photographer based in Nagano, Japan, I focus on long-term, personal projects that explore real-life stories from a dual culture perspective that makes me both an insider and outsider in my home countries. My first project, "Here.Still." was a three-year exploration of longing and disconnection, depicted through looking out from spaces where the presence of humanity could be felt against the tranquil beauty of landscapes beyond the window. Later projects such as "The Japan I Hadn't Seen," "Japanese Aquariums" and "To Bloom in the North Country" continue these explorations.
I am represented by Patricia Conde Galeria in Mexico, A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans, and the Webster Collection in Santa Fe in the United States. My work is also in the collections of the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona, and the Australian Museum of Contemporary Photography. My photographs have also been published in Huffington Post, Newsweek, Lenscratch, Asahi Camera, PDN, Fraction, Vostok, Dodho and other magazines.
Select awards include Critical Mass, the Photographic Resource Center's "Exposure" Award, PDN's "The Curator" award, Rfotofolio's Merit Award, the Phoenix Art Museum's Sidney Zuber Award Honorable Mention and the SilverEye Center's Commendation Award.
A full CV can be found at www.georgenobechi.com/cv
I am bilingual and open to both editorial work and exhibition opportunities. Please feel free to contact me through my email on my website at any time. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile today.