THEME #35Application overview2022JUN
Since the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020, our lives have changed drastically. The altered everyday is now slowly becoming the new ordinary. The ordinary that we have lost, the bonds with the people around us that remain unchanged despite the hardship, or the new ways of life. They could be the resources for us to think about our future. We are living through a transient life; we cannot live the same moment twice. Now, a time in which our concept of the everyday is shaken, contemplate your “DAILY” lives and reflect back on one’s own surroundings.
[Submission Period] from June 27 to August 22
[Application fee] 2,000JPY per entry
Photographer/Professor of Department of Graphic Design, Tama Art University.
Among his many awards are the Photographic Society of Japan Lifetime Achievement Award, the Tokyo Art Directors Club Grand Prize, and the New York Art Directors Club Photography Award. In 2011 he launched Gallery 916.
His most noted series/monographs include Quinault, a meditation on the eponymous sacred Native American rainforest; Amagatsu, a backstage study of Sankai Juku dancer-choreographer Ushio Amagatsu; at Home, intimate snapshots of the artist’s family; Materia, capturing primeval sources of life; and A Life with Camera, a collection of works from his massive oeuvre spanning over 30 years.
Recently published are FOREST: Impressions and Memories 1989-2017, capturing the three primeval forests of Quinault, Yakushima, and Nara Kasuga Taisha shrine, and 68TH STREET, a memory of light and shadow falling on a single sheet of white paper.
In 2019, he wrote, directed, and filmed the movie Garden of Camellias, the story of a woman who loses her husband and is confronted with the inheritance tax on her home, depicted through the changes of the seasons of a traditional Japanese house and its garden. Scheduled to be released in April 2021.
STEPS FOR ENTRY
Please provide the necessary information and upload you're images for your entry. See guidelines for more details.
¥2,000 per entry (tax inc.).
Payment by credit card only (except JCB).
Once the payment has been processed, you will receive an entry confirmation email.
It will take about two months until the result announcement. This may vary depending on the number of entries and the availability of the judges.
Note that we will not be communicating on an individual basis about the state of the judging process.
The Grand Prix and shortlists will be announced on this website, All relevant participants will be informedbeforehand via the email address provided during the entry process.
Please be aware that we will not be responding to inquiries about the result.
The applicant must be older than 16 years old. If you are underthe age of 18, please apply after obtaining the consent of your parent or guardian. In addition, payment must be made by credit card of the applicant or a parent or guardian.
100,000 JPY Cash Prize
– Portfolio Review by Yoshihiko Ueda
– Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media
IMA next is a photo competition that aims to support emerging photographers to succeed in the art photography world.
From June 27, 2022 to August 22, 2022
2,000JPY per entry.
|Who can apply?||
The applicant must be older than 16 years old.
|How to apply||
– Please go to the application form from “ENTRY”, send the necessary information, and pay the application fee (¥ 2,000 per entry).
– All submissions need to be still photographs, no moving images will be accepted. All sorts of post-production processes are allowed.
OPEN FOR ENTRIES
Until September 26th
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JUDGE: Risaku Suzuki