PhotographerYoshitaka Masuda
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMitaka-city, Tokyo, Japan
Photo Date7,Jan,2017
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 in 1947. Joined:?Peripheral Visions? (Scar) 2018, ?Just in Time? (Gold) 2018,?The shape of things? (Wall) 2017, Portrait without face? (Hard worker) 2017 at ph21 gallery Budapest. SAMURAI FOTO exhibition Yokohama 2017 and 2018. JPCO member photo exhibition 2017,2016,2015 and 2014. Einstein Studio New Japan Photo 4 at IMA CONCEPT STORE TOKYO 2017. Book(e-book): SENTIMENTAL SHANGHAI/ Kindle Book. Photobook; ?The Atsuta Shrine? was selected to be shown at G Book Show in Brighton (One Eyed Jacks Gallery) England 2014. Onaeba vol.18,16 Yokohama.