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Namikake | Arito Nishiki

Namikake by Arito Nishiki

By southern coastline of Niigata City is located in northern part of the Sea of Japan. A village sank into the sea by a coastal erosion called “Namikake” in their region.

Something Here | Shin Noguchi

Something Here by Shin Noguchi

I capture people going about daily life because there are moments that they themselves do not realize are more beautiful and full of human touch than the carefully choreographed movies of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini or Shakespeare’s plays.

Ijtema | Danny Yen Sin Wong

Ijtema by Danny Yen Sin Wong

Ijtema is the annual three days Islamic congregation of Tablighi Jamaat by Islamic organization in association with the millions of Muslims. Participation in Ijtema increases religious authority, status and empowerment, and contributes on the Muslim identity through the idea of brotherhood and Ummah.

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Night in Cherry Red by Kazunori Nagashima

When you are thinking of yourself, it may not be that you’re always facing yourself precisely. But it must cause great fear to disrupt yourself in order to have a complete objective point of view.

Weightlessness / Yosuke Kashiwakura

Weightlessness by Yosuke Kashiwakura

When gazing at the jellyfish floating in their tanks at the aquarium, I find myself in a peculiar mood. These jellyfish appear as if they could be alien life forms drifting through space, or perhaps even spaceships.

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A determined man by Kazunori Nagashima

The distinctive man is characterized as a guy who has determined to do something important for him. Even the context is not specified exactly in the photographs, we could imagine and relish his hiding situation and consideration like a daydream.

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Soliloquy by Kazunori Nagashima

The independent modern woman is described in tones of perceptively lyrical and surreal feeling throughout the series, with the mood of the central character filling the air.

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5 Talented Japanese Photographers

The Best Japanese Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Osamu Jinguji, Ryota Kajita, Tomohide Ikeya, Koji Tajima and Shinji Ichikawa.

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Lost highway by by Florian Ruiz

The access of the deserted roads across the 20km exclusion zone around the Fukushima’s nuclear plant is forbidden. Here, inspiring myself from the ready-made artwork, I sought to test the bounds of photography by using Google Street View images taken after the accident as an artistic material.

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Hazaribagh by Kosuke Ryujin

Hazaribagh in Bangladesh isone of the most polluted places in the world. The city, situated in the southwest of Dhaka, is an industrial area that flourished as a result of its leather industry which dates back to the pre-independence East Pakistan era.

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Osamu Jinguji : Everything is in flux and nothing is permanent

I believe that the essence of the arts including every picture is also a succession of “Creation and Destruction” in this world. At the same time, I make sure that their conducts and processes for creating every art are the works finding light, beauty or brilliant matters like “Hope”, “Dreams”, and “Faith”.

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Shinji Ichikawa : The essence

I was born to a family who ran a photo studio; thus, I was raised in an environment surrounded by photography. The town where I was born and grew up is famous as the spot where Japanese spirits would come to gather from all over the country in the tenth month of the old calendar.