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Reincarnation

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Reincarnation

My father bought the last house in his life on a hill in the Izu peninsula. Izu’s Mount Ōmuro burns its dead grass every February. After the fire is lit, it only takes 15 min until everything burns out. Considering this mount burn which prompts the sprouting of new buds as a sort of reincarnation, this is an ongoing personal work in which I continuously photograph my parent’s last dwelling. The paper plane held by my father is the contract for the purchased house.

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Masato Ninomiya

Born in Tokyo, currently living in Kanagawa.
I photograph landscapes based on my family history and my own roots, as well as other photographic series that capture the relationship with nature and environment, mainly in Kanagawa.

Winner: FotoFilmic JRNL 11 Winter 2022 Issue (Canada) - Series Wintertag
Shortlisted: URBANAUTICA Institute Awards 2020 (Italy) - Series Coastline
Nominee: International Photography Grant 2019 (UK) - Series Wintertag

Jury selection

These images, in which time seems to flow slower, are illustrated by the amalgam of worry and expectation within the artist’s parents, as well as by the 5 photographs that remarkably captured the beautiful yet quiet nature that encompasses such emotions.

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