HANAFUDA SHOUZOKU #1

PhotographerSHINYA MASUDA
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyTeam MASUDA
City/CountryTOKYO, Japan
Entry Description

When I was very young, my grandmother said `All things with shape will pass away after all'. I can still remember that phrase now. At that time, I believed that some things could live forever. There is an old, well-known Japanese phrase, “Shogyo Mujo”, which is considered to be the ideological foundation of Buddhism. “Mujo” means a state that is in flux or not permanent. People’s memories are made from things that have a shape. But eventually, all things with shape will pass away, after all. Only the memories remain forever. One day I found that some food in a box that my parents sent for me to eat had gone bad. Although I was disappointed about that at first, I just went on to take pictures of it. When I thought about the care and love my parents put into their gift to me, which now had become just rotten and mildewed food, I was overwhelmed with emotion. It was now

About Photographer

SHINYA MASUDA Shinya Masuda was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1965. Graduated from Nagano Art and Design School in Visual Communication Design. Formerly a chef, Masuda now works as a photographer. His project, HANAFUDA SHOUZOKU, is ongoing. Solo Exhibition 2016KATSUKO, Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards Exhibition: FOCUS JAPAN ~ CONCEPTS IN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY) Group Exhibition 2009Framing + Japan APA 2009 regular member Kodak Photo Salon Exhibitions 2017The Center for Fine Art Photography 8th Annual Center Forward Exhibition (State of Colorado Fort Collins) 2017The FENCE 2017 (United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver) 2017Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House (London) 2016The Center for Fine Art Photography FAUX Exhibition (State of Colorado Fort Collins) 2016EWAAC2016 East-West Art Award Exhibition 2016 (London) 2014EWAAC2014 East-West Art Award Exhibition 2014 (London) 2013EWAA 2013 EAST-WEST ART AWARD Exhibition 2013 (London) 2010Tokyo Graphic Passport (Tokyo) Awards 2017The FENCE 2017 Winners [FOOD] (United States:Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver) 2017Sony World Photography Awards Professional, Still Life, 2nd Place (London) 2016ipa International Photography Awards Honorable Mention in Advertising-Food 2016The Center for Fine Art Photography FAUX Exhibition Director's Honorable Mention (State of Colorado Fort Collins) 2016EWAAC2016 East-West Art Award 3rd place Prize (London) 2014EWAAC2014 East-West Art Award Finalist (London) 2013EWAA 2013 EAST-WEST ART AWARD Best Category 1st Place (London) 2010Tokyo Graphic Passport Photography Finalist (Tokyo)