Nobuko Oyabu is a native of Japan. She earned B.A. degree in Photojournalism from Columbia College Chicago. Oyabu had worked for three daily newspapers in the past 7 years, and was awarded by photojournalism organizations including the National Press Photographers Association. After appearing on Lifetime TV's original documentary “Fear No More: End Violence Against Women,” her personal project “Faces of Rape & Sexual Abuse Survivors” has become a traveling exhibition. She was elected as one of the honorary board members for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Her project kicked off the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Russell Rotunda of the United States Senate in Washington DC. She is also selected as one of 10 journalists to participate in discussions on “how the media covers rape” at Poynter Institute in FL.
Photography is her way to communicate with others. After her own experience of being raped, she is now thankful for the gift of understanding the pain, which allows her to communicate with the survivors on a level she had never imagined.
She was married and lives in Omaha, NE.