COVID-19 suddenly made its appearance at the end of 2019. This unprecedented pandemic spread around the Earth instantaneously and put the world population into a perpetual anxiety. Our lives drastically changed and led by the idea of “New normal”, we were obliged to look for new ways of living. How can this historical social phenomenon be recorded through photography. The unusual cityscape in which our combat against this invisible virus is evident, is almost symbolic of our new lifestyle. Show us the thoughts and the individual accounts of this age with corona that each and every one of us is experiencing through images as we overcome these hard times.
[Submission Period] from March 2 to May 10
マーティン・パー Martin Parr
Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established. Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals, Arles in 2004 and Brighton Biennial in 2010. Parr has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and was President from 2013 – 2017. Parr’s work has been collected by many of the leading museums, from the Tate, the Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Martin Parr established the Martin Parr Foundation in 2017. In 2019 the National Portrait Gallery in London held a major exhibition of Parr’s work titled Only Human.
100,000 JPY Cash Prize
・Portfolio Review by either IMA or the jury
・Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media
・Special access to a limited interview video by the jury