Life, a word of countless meanings. Every existence with a soul that surrounds us or the mundane days we go through as we live. Photography that captures a single instant sometimes grants it an undying life. The passing days are thus, caught as an image, remind us of a forgotten memory or even, trap the moment of the ephemeral life. Full of hope, it encases the sincerest form of beauty. Reflect once again, on what this word represents, and challenge yourself to express your own interpretation of “life”.
[Submission Period] from November 9 to February 1
アマンダ・マドックス Amanda Maddox
（associate curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum）
Amanda Maddox is associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Since 2011, she has organized or co-organized numerous exhibitions at the Getty, including Dora Maar (2021); Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story (2019); Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante (2017); Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows (2015); and Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto (2013).
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