Scream

PhotographerYoshitaka Masuda
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

I was captivated by Nana's dancing; her mind and body were perfectly in sync with her surroundings. I took all of it in, the world spinning around me, and fell into a trance. I felt strongly that this was a scream of the heart--her scream. Nana herself is pansexual, and I found that her feelings reflected those of LGBTI individuals. In Japan, discrimination is fading away, and life is gradually becoming easier for LGBTI individuals. Every day, deep within my heart, I hope to rid the world of ignorance and intolerance towards LGBTI individuals.

About Photographer

Born in Tokyo 1947. Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards (IPA) 2017 “Scream” Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016 “Looking for myself” Honorable Mention (Man of Family) at International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016 “an entrance ceremony” PX3 2016 Honorable Mention “classic service” Photobook; “The Atsuta Shrine” was selected to be shown at G Book Show in Brighton (One Eyed Jacks Gallery) England 5 - 15 June 2014, A member of SAMURAI FOTO artist, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY and JAPAN Photo GLOBE (JPCO) Joined: The shape of things at ph21 gallery,A juried international photography exhibition. September 28 ~ October 24, 2017. PH21 Gallery:H-1092 Budapest,Raday u. 55. Portrait without face at ph21 gallery, A juried international photography exhibition. September 28 ~ October 24, 2017. PH21 Gallery:H-1092 Budapest, Raday u. 55. SAMURAI FOTO exhibition Yokohama 2017, Emerging Visions of Japan JPCO member photo exhibition & Kyoto Photographie KG+ and TOKYO (JPCO Gallery 2017) JPCO member photo exhibition & Kyoto Photographie KG+ and TOKYO (JPCO Gallery 2016) JPCO member photo exhibition & Photo Project in Hong Kong (JPCO Gallery 2015) The exhibition of Japanese Photo Culture to overseas in 2015 (JPCO Gallery Spring 2015) Photo book-release & member-photo exhibition in 2014 (JPCO Gallery 2014) Einstein Studio New Japan Photo 4 at IMA CONCEPT STORE, TOKYO, Oct. 2017 Einstein Studio New Japan Photo 4 at NY ART BOOK FAIR, TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR and TAIPEI ART BOOK FAIR 2017 Einstein Studio PRINTS Vol.3 I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel 06/2017 Einstein Studio PRINTS Vol.2 (KG+ NEW JAPAN PHOTO at Antenna Media 2017 Einstein Studio CHI-KA_NEW JAPAN PHOTO EXHIBITION DUBAI 2017 Einstein Studio Prints at Barcelona International Art Fair 2016 Einstein Studio Prints at Art Fair Sapporo 2016 Einstein Studio Prints at Fotofever Paris 2016 Einstein Studio at Stockholm Art Book Fair 2016 Einstein Studio at I Never Read in Bazel 2016 Einstein Studio at New Japan Photo KG+ 2016(Kyoto) Onaeba vol.18,16 Yokohama Book(e-book): SENTIMENTAL SHANGHAI/ Kindle Book, and others