■Main Feature: Japanese Upcoming Talents
Satoshi Fujiwara, Mayumi Hosokura, Hideyuki Ishibashi, Yoshinori Mizutani,Nerhol, Sohei Nishino, Kazuma Obara, Harumi Shimizu, Yusuke Yamatani,Daisuke Yokota, And more…
Main feature showcases Japanese upcoming talents who win international acclaims such as Daisuke Yokota and his followers and explores each context behind its images.
■Special Feature: Nobuyoshi Araki
A major figure in Japanese contemporary photography, Araki is going to exhibit wide range of his works at Guimet Museum in Paris this spring. To celebrate his signiﬁcant achievement, this feature pursues his insights from different angles with interview, selection of his photobooks and a dialogue with noted photographer Alec Soth.
■Photo Journal TOKYO
The selection of galleries, bookstores and photography spots in Tokyo to visit.
■What’s “Kawaii” Photography?
The quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture, “Kawaii” is also adopted in term of photography? What is “Kawaii” photography? Photography critic Marc Fuestel gives deep thoughts to that context with IMA.
■Yusuke Nishimura “The Folk”
Traveling through Japan for three and a half years, Nishimura photographed forty-nine Japanese folk entertainments. Each characteristic costumed figure emerges from dark background with details.
An unknown Japanese artist or unknown masterpiece comes to light in this feature.
The first issue of IMA in English is full of articles featuring up-to-date Japanese contemporary photography.