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THEME #01

VOICE
OF
NATURE

Winners

2019JUN

GRAND PRIX

Statement

Collect/Extract

Imagine walking along a mountain stream, in a state with no words to describe it. To confirm its existence, you perform acts of collection as proof. A collection is an object that invokes an image of that existence, and is a part of the existence.
By performing the act of collection and extracting an image, you try to replace the image. Doesn't doing so strengthen the meaning of the existence of the mountain stream?

Profile

Akihiro Morita

Born 1991 in Ibaraki Prefecture, graduate of Tokyo Visual Arts Photography Department.
Solo exhibitions include "Its" (Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Osaka) in 2016, group exhibitions include "RAIEC TOKYO 2017" (3331 Arts Chiyoda) in 2017.

Jury selection

The process of shooting, collecting, and choosing (picking) photographs is a way to represent the harvest of plants and implement it into the photographs themselves. It can also be seen as an ironic statement on the physical characteristics of photographs. I believe that looking at photographs on a screen is too simplistic and usually I have to imagine how the original picture would appear different while looking at it. However, this time, I judged the pictures based on the strength of the experience they provide when looked at through a monitor, for example during an online contest. Morita's pictures had a different kind of appeal than the others within the exhibition.

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