“FASHION” has always conspicuously reflected the culture and mood of each era. From an iconic fashion shoot with a model, your take on “FASHION”, to any decisive moment that echoes the concept of “FASHION”, we are looking for works that embody a broad idea of what “FASHION” can mean. It can of course be your ideal set-up, a still life without any model, a streetsnap, a scene from your everyday; Let your imagination run free to capture your moment of “FASHION”.
[Submission Period] from March 10 to May 17
[Notice] The submission period has been extended to May 17th.
[Application fee] 2,000JPY per entry
Born in 1975 in Tokyo. Graduated from Tokyo Polytechnic University Department of Photography. After finishing school, he began his career as a photographer. During his 20s, he grappled with experimental photography, like using large-sized cameras, shooting for fashion and culture magazines. Then on, he became highly recognized as a fashion photographer and collaborated with multipe fashion magazines while also shooting campaigns for brands such as “Hermes” “VALENTINO” “UNDERCOVER” “HYKE” “UNIQLO” and “Supreme”.
He now works in various fields including fashion, music, and advertisement.
Alongside fashion photography, he also works on his personal series and directs his exhibitions.
2012 Published Here Comes The Blues which captures the perennial ice pool on the Alaskan glacier.
2013 Opened the group exhibition “Ryuko Shashin” with 3 other fashion photographers.
2015 Showed his “STILLSCAPE” series he created with the art director, Tetsuya Nagato, in Tokyo, Fukuoka and KYOTOGRAPHIE 2017 as a satellite exhibition.
2016 Planned and produced the “Contact Prints” exhibition of 31 photographers organized by the photo printing lab TCK at the art fair “ART PHOTO TOKYO -edition zero-”.
2017 Published Chaos / Balance which records UNDERCOVER’s Paris Collection backstage over 5 seasons.
2019 Participated in the exhibition “LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW” with Jiro Konami and Masumi Ishida, aimed to show the fashion works of these 3 photographers of different generation.
2019 Released Lethe, a collection of images of nature seen through the car window in Oregon.
In the recent years, he also works as the creative production team UNDERCOVER PRODUCTION with the UNDERCOVER designer, Jun Takahashi and art director, Tetsuya Nagato and photographer, Katsuhide Morimoto.
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. The registration fee is 2,000 JPY for each apply.
IMA next is a photo competition that aims to support emerging photographers to succeed in the art photography world.
From March 10, 2022 to May 17, 2022
2,000JPY per entry.
|Who can apply?||
The applicant must be older than 16 years old.
Otherwise, anyone is welcome! We have no restriction in terms of your nationality, age, gender or experience (Professional/Amateur).
|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.
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