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Rie Yamada

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Nominated for Futures by the British Journal of Photography, Rie Yamada (b. 1984) was born in Nagoya, Japan. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

In her most recent work, Rie Yamada stages self-portraits through other people, finding her source matter in family photo albums acquired from Japan, her homeland, and Germany, where she now lives, recreating scenes in her own likeness. Highlighting gender stereotypes and social archetypes, her often humorous work questions not just the family, but the changing role of photography itself in expressing how we want to be perceived. The images are, in a sense, a search for her own image, in the same way a family photo is intended to define and project their identity.