In the Netherlands, there are Japanese-Dutch children born of war. Over 70 years after the end of WW2, they are still living in the shadows of the war.
Miyuki Okuyama (1972, Japan) is a Japanese photographer and photobook artist living in the Netherlands. Based on her unique perspective as an expatriate Japanese, her photographic works often deal with her identity and roots, interacting with the others’ in her new environment. Recent years, she had been documenting Japanese children born of war in former Dutch East Indies. This documentary and photobook project titled “Dear Japanese” has been exhibited internationally and the book dummy won Photobook Review & Prize at Cortona On The Move (Cortona, Italy) in 2016 and is in the collection of MoMA New York Library and other institutes. She has been exhibiting in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Japan, including Cortona On The Move (2017, Italy), Obscura Photo Festival (2014, Malaysia), Delhi Photo Festival (2013), Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, 2015), and KADE (2011, the Netherlands).