Traveling is an opportunity to put yourself outside of the daily life. On the road, there are unknown worlds and places that can inspire your adventurous spirit and satisfy your curiosity. At the same time, it is also a place that can offer a tranquil time for introspection. On you trip, many appealing photography subjects are awaiting you. Nature, animals, people, lifestyles, festivals, culture, food, accidents...Trips are full of various encounters. Now, what was it on your trip that you discovered and moved you, making you want to snap a picture? We are looking forward to photos that go beyond existing concepts and are captured with a free spirit.
[Submission Period] from October 1 to November 30
Yoshitomo Nara (奈良美智). Born in Hirosaki, Aomori. Earned a masters degree in 1987 at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. Was admitted to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1988 in Germany, and worked and created her pieces in Köln after graduation. She returned to Japan in 2000, and has continued to produce exhibits both domestically and abroad ever since. Her recent exhibitions include “Kimi ya Boku ni chotto Niteiru” (Yokohama Museum of Art, Aomori Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, 2012, 2013), “Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara” (Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 2015), “Yoshitomo Nara for better or worse” (Toyota city Museum of Art, 2017). Her photograph exhibits portray her days creating and her travel logs, and were popularized through her photograph collections including “the good, the bad, the average … and unique. Yoshitomo Nara Photo Collection” (Yoshotomo Nara’s Photo Notebook 2003-2012″ (Kodansha, 2012), and held the photo exhibit “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” in 2017, at Daikanyama Hillside Plaza.
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