THEME #33Application overview2022APR
When we think of fact and fiction in photography, things that are intrinsically opposite sometimes interconnect, hence allowing the emergence of what’s in between. Naoki Honjo, our jury for this competition, has always been working on the “UNREAL” of the cities. In the world today, the proportion of the internet’s virtual space, social media included, has grown, and therefore the definition of reality has become more and more ambiguous. Likewise, unconsciously, we may be considering fiction as part of reality at times. What is the world of fact and fiction that lies in each of us? Turn your eyes to this possibility and show us your answer using photography.
[Submission Period] from April 11 to June 10
[Application fee] 2,000JPY per entry
Born in 1978, in Tokyo.
In 2004, he graduated from the Tokyo Polytechnic University Graduate School of Arts, Department of Media Arts. He received the 32nd Kimura Ihei Award for his work small planet (published by Little More, 2006). Major works include TREASURE BOX (2010, Kodansha), Shinkirou (2013, Little More), Tokyo (2016, Little More), Kyoto (2016, Tankosha).
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.).
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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.
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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 Taro Mizutani
– 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 April 11, 2022 to June 10, 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.
OPEN FOR ENTRIES
JUDGE: Taro Mizutani
JUDGE: Osamu Yokonami
JUDGE: Lina Scheynius
JUDGE: Kimi Himeno
JUDGE: Simon Baker
JUDGE: IMA editorial team
JUDGE: Mika Ninagawa
JUDGE: Tomoko Yoneda
JUDGE: Tim Barber
JUDGE: Hellen van Meene
JUDGE: Stefano Stoll
JUDGE: Martin Parr
JUDGE: Lin Zhipeng
JUDGE: Viviane Sassen
JUDGE: Alec Soth
JUDGE: Amanda Maddox
JUDGE: Daido Moriyama
JUDGE: Yoshiyuki Okuyama
JUDGE: Jeong Eun Kim
JUDGE: Todd Hido
JUDGE: Kenshu Shintsubo
JUDGE: Kei Wakabayashi
JUDGE: Chantal Rens
JUDGE: Chad Moore
JUDGE: Takashi Homma
JUDGE: Takayuki Ishii
JUDGE: Yoshitomo Nara
JUDGE: Yoshihisa Tanaka
JUDGE: Lesley A. Martin
JUDGE: Bruno Ceschel
VOICE OF NATURE
JUDGE: Risaku Suzuki