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THEME #22

PLEASURE

Application overview

2021APR

light years -光年- (2018) ©︎Masumi Ishida

COVID-19 has taken away the little “PLEASURES” in our everyday and we are now forcibly expected to adapt to a new lifestyle. As we are increasingly anxious of how and when this pandemic will end, we are all looking for new kinds of “PLEASURES” that can be experienced amidst these hard times. Due to the lack of physical interactions with each other, this is the time to reassess our reality from a different perspective and let us find new ways to enjoy our lives. It could be something we know from pre-COVID, other “PLEASURES” that we have recently discovered or whatever we are hoping to experience in the near future; Share with us photographs that let us rethink what “PLEASURE” represents.
[Submission Period] from April 2 to June 15

JUDGE

Stefano Stoll ステファノ・シュトール
(Director and Curator)

Born in 1974 in Zürich, Switzerland. Director and Curator of the Festival Images Vevey. Since 2008, he has made monumental outdoor installations for this this visual arts biennial which proposes site-specific photographic installations in Vevey’s streets and parks, on the facades of its buildings, in its museums and galleries, and even in Lake Geneva. He has collaborated with artists such as Cindy Sherman, Hans-Peter Feldman, Paul Fusco, René Burri, Lee Friedländer, Alex Prager, JR, Daido Moriyama, Martin Parr and Alec Soth. He also manages Espace Images Vevey, an off-space dedicated to contemporary photography, as well as the Grand Prix Images Vevey. Since 2019, he collaborated with Italian curator Arianna Catania and organized a new open-air site-specific biennial of Gibellina (Sicily). He is regularly invited on international juries and chaired, for example, the Paul Huf Award (Amsterdam) in 2014. He is a member of AICA and writes on cultural policy, visual arts and photography. In 2019, he published The Book of Images (Koenig Books London).


PRIZE

Grand Prix 100,000 JPY Cash Prize

(A selection of prices opportunities below depending on the nature of your work)
・Feature on IMA magazine
・Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media
Shortlist ・Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media

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