Nikon Photo Contest 2018 - 2019 Judge

小高 美穂/Miho Odaka

Photo Curator

When I served as a judge in the previous contest, I saw a lot of works which were submitted in the contest under the theme of “Celebration” and “Future” from all over the world. At the same time, I felt the reality of the society and the people’s feelings around the world through those photographs.

Since all the aspects, not only natural environment or social conditions, are now in a time of great change in the world, “Identity” and “Change” are pressing themes. This time also, I will try to work through that through photographs and think with you.


After graduating from Sophia University Department of English Literature, Miho Okada moved to the U.K. where she earned a Master's Degree from Falmouth Collage of Arts, Institute of Photography. She started her career as an Independent Photographer after working as an Advertising Photography Editor and engaging in art pieces sales and exhibitions at art galleries. She is currently involved in projects such as photography exhibitions, film festival exhibitions curation ,exhibition coordination, artists' management and instruction, writing and other activities that connects Japan and the world in the field of photography.

Main exhibitions: 2015 Tokyo International Photography Festival (curation), Prix Pictet 2015『Consumption』Tokyo Exhibition,『Photography Now!』(IMA Gallery 2014),『Mario Giacomelli Exhibition―The Black is Waiting for White』(Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2013)(coordination), etc.