DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MAY 31, 2021  |  WE ARE SELECTING 6 PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT WILL BE PRESENTED WORLDWIDE

AsiaStoryThe day you were born, I wasn’t born yet by Kai Yokoyama

This is what I have to do now with my life. When this pandemic began in 2020, I lost control like people around the world. I talked with my parents more than ever and shared almost all my time with them.

This is what I have to do now with my life. When this pandemic began in 2020, I lost control like people around the world. I talked with my parents more than ever and shared almost all my time with them.

I searched for photos of my family in the past. I walked where my late grandparents lived and kept taking pictures. Then I tried to connect the present and the past. It was a kind of spatiotemporal movement as if I went back to where my soul had been. There were memories full of love and sadness.

This April, my father said, “This year’s cherry blossoms don’t look beautiful at all.” I couldn’t help feeling the death from the scattered cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms are drawn on the fighters, and the military song says,

“Since we are flowers, we are doomed to fall. Let us fall magnificently for the country.”

My grandfather went to the Pacific War. He came back and gave birth to the daughter who gave birth to me. I think it’s a miracle. There are countless reasons why I wasn’t born here.

The lights of the building across the street from my apartment building. I took this picture on the first day of isolation due to the pandemic. I didn’t know why I took this picture at the time.

My grandparents had an arranged marriage in 1935.

My grandfather became deaf after he came back from the Pacific War.

Little is known about where my grandfather was and what he did during the war in 1944-1945. He didn’t tell his family anything about it.

When my mother asked her father about the war, he was always angry and said, “Don’t ask me that.”

My mother’s family photo. She says, “This uncle did a lot of bad things in the Pacific War.” My grandfather is not in this picture.

I live in the downtown area on the east side of Tokyo where my grandparents and parents lived.

The place where I live was destroyed by the Tokyo air raid 75 years ago.

My paternal grandfather was too short to go to war.

My mother doesn’t go out because of this pandemic, but she wears a kimono at home. This is a momento of her late mother.

I was born at dawn. The day was a month earlier than my scheduled date.

I was separated from my parents for a little while in the neonatal intensive care unit, wearing this name tag with my mother’s name on my ankle.

My mother is the first daughter her father had after he returned from the Pacific War.

One of my aunts died when she was a child and the other aunt committed suicide when I was little.

My grandmother passed away on the last day when the soul of my grandfather, who died 49 days ago, is said to remain in this world.

My grandfather came back from the Pacific War and stayed here for a few weeks for medical treatment.

My mother’s hand holding a picture of my grandfather. My relatives always say that I look like my grandfather. But it always gave me the fear that one day I might go deaf too.

As I continued to make this work, I knew that I could find out about my grandfather’s war history by applying to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government office, so I tried to do that. He had trained near where I grew up and where my mother worked. It was a fact we didn’t know at all.

A picture of my parents when they were young.

The current of the flowing river never ceases, yet the waters never remain the same.

When I began to make this work, there was one other phrase that has stayed with me for a long time, in addition to my father’s words. That is the opening line of the old Book of “Hojoki by Kamo no Chomei”.

“The current of the flowing river never ceases, yet the waters never remain the same. In places where the current pools, bubbles form on the surface, burst and vanish while others form in their place, never for a moment still. People in the world and their dwellings are the same.”

It made me realize that I have to accept this life and flow through it like a river. This is something that is connected to my grandparents and ancestors, and I realized that they also flowed through the river. A photograph becomes the past when it is taken. Isn’t photography a means of finding a connection with the past and the dead? I think so now. [Official Website]

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Z.jpg

Simply Stunning Landscapes – Would you like to capture stunning landscapes every time you shoot… without having to travel far from home?

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BB-Gallery-2.jpg
Share your most best images in this photo contest in collaboration with ViewBug. A community that hosts over 40 photo contests and challenges.
RELATED STORIES
Photo Shoot; Wanderlust by Giovanni Moran

AmericaConceptPhoto Shoot; Wanderlust by Giovanni Moran

There is a certain feeling of wonderment, daydream or even often a sense of escapism that we all have with our own certain reality that we face in our everyday life.
Scars by Ljubica Denkovic

ConceptEuropeScars by Ljubica Denkovic

Creation is either passion or nothing. The middle way might be safe, but it is also the most uninteresting of them all. My affection towards the extremes cannot help itself but to ask: How do I commit myself completely, how do I fully dive into the creation?
Erotica: Vision By Martin Navarro

AmericaB&WNudeErotica: Vision By Martin Navarro

Erotica: For me, photography is a rite, a moment in which my mind enters a state in which I do not live daily ... clear my mind and focus my attention and intuition on things that have real value for me,
One day in Paris by  Erlend Mikael Sæverud

CityEuropeOne day in Paris by Erlend Mikael Sæverud

Erlend Mikael Sæverud (1975) photographer from Oslo, Norway masters his medium by patiently tapping into solemn moments that elicit universal truths. Known for his black and white photographs with an essence of ephemerality and omnipresence of subtlety, he shifts the narrative by using color in his series One Day in Paris.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/instagram.jpg
Travel Photography; Dutch Delight by Rene Siebring

BioEuropeTravel Photography; Dutch Delight by Rene Siebring

I wanted to create a series about some of the great parts of the Netherlands. The general idea being: If it is not possible to travel to the Netherlands and enjoy some of the highlights of our country, I want to bring some of the highlights of the Netherlands to the world.
Rural lifestyle; Sehnsucht by Barbara Diener

ConceptEuropeRural lifestyle; Sehnsucht by Barbara Diener

Sehnsucht is a German compound word derived from yearning (das Sehnen) and addiction (die Sucht). But even when considered together these words cannot adequately translate the full meaning. It is a longing for someone or something that cannot be fully defined and will not be found.
TRENDING STORIES
Bihari, Stranded Pakistanis by Kosuke Ryujin

B&WStoryBihari, Stranded Pakistanis by Kosuke Ryujin

Biharis are Urdu speaking Muslim migrated from Bihar province of India to East Pakistan which is now Bangladesh in 1947 at the time of The Great Partition. During the independence war in 1971 between East Pakistan and West Pakistan
Underground NYC by Leland Bobbé

AmericaCityUnderground NYC by Leland Bobbé

As a life long New Yorker I’ve spent a good amount of time people, watching. There is no place better than in the NYC subway system.
Fundamental elements; Geometry by Wen-Han Chang

ConceptFundamental elements; Geometry by Wen-Han Chang

These borders alter their degree of thickness and curve by the forces on both sides of adjacent. Under such physical processes, it turns out the line within our vision.
Analog film camera; My Affair With Diana by Daniel Grant

AmericaFeaturedNudeAnalog film camera; My Affair With Diana by Daniel Grant

The images I produce tell a story of the experiences that I have had the opportunity to be a part of.
Mother archetype; Saving fire for darker days by Maria Oliveira

B&WEuropeStoryMother archetype; Saving fire for darker days by Maria Oliveira

The project focusses on the mother archetype. Starting with the closest references, the work explores certain gestures, postures and movements with reference to a time and place
Back to Nature by Joakim Blomquist

BioEuropeBack to Nature by Joakim Blomquist

Man has always had a fascination with animals and nature. We have on the one hand, respect for the forces of nature and the animals survival, understanding that we should live in symbiosis, but at the same time, we want to take power over them, control them.
Anatomy of a photograph by Michiko Chiyoda

AsiaDnaAnatomy of a photograph by Michiko Chiyoda

The series ''In The Bath'' came into my mind one day when I was walking home from town, feeling weary of life and the weather.
Teeth of the Sea by Maggie Shannon

AmericaStoryTeeth of the Sea by Maggie Shannon

My project Teeth of the Sea documents the relationship that residents of Martha's Vineyard have with the ocean. The island where I grew up lies off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts and requires a forty-five minute ferry ride to gain access.
Preparation of Indian Traditional Dress – Saree By Avishek Das

AsiaStoryPreparation of Indian Traditional Dress – Saree By Avishek Das

The traditional dress of Indian Woman is Saree which is very popular through out the World for its design, variety, textures and colors. Santipur & Fulia from Nadia districts of west Bengal
FEATURED STORIES
Fictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

ConceptEuropeFeaturedFictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

Birth Undisturbed is a fictional narrative photography series by Natalie Lennard, that brings scenes of natural childbirth into cinematic fine-art tableaux.
Japanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

AsiaFeaturedStoryJapanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

Japanese Aquariums is a journey into some of my oldest, most treasured childhood memories. Whenever I visited my grandparents in the small, northern Japanese city of Otaru, my grandfather, a high school teacher and an enormous influence in my life, would take me to the aquarium.
Greenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

Greenland became politically independent from Denmark in 1979 and is slowly getting on the path to economic independency. The ‘ice country’ is currently facing the consequences of climate change.
Intimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotIntimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

It is a declaration of love by Giuseppe Cardoni, but also by an Italian region, Umbria, which has always hosted the most important jazz festivals and where the author took most of his photographs.
Guatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

EuropeFeaturedStoryGuatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

Until the corn Grows Back; Lys Arango’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Criminal violence in Central America was something that happened very far away and that explained, according to the media, the gigantic caravans of migrants that from 2017 began to travel thousands of kilometres to reach the United States
Greatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

Fortza Paris; Marco Cheli’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Over the years, until today there are many young Sardinians, specifically from Barbagia, who leave their island with the dream of becoming a jockey of the Palio di Siena.
Africa; River Blindness by Marcus Trappaud Bjørn

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotAfrica; River Blindness by Marcus Trappaud Bjørn

The project River blindness focuses on a neglected tropical disease, which is the second most common cause of infectious blindness worldwide.
Northern Siberia; Like Last Year’s Snow by Oded Wagenstein

AsiaFeaturedStoryNorthern Siberia; Like Last Year’s Snow by Oded Wagenstein

In the remote village of Yar-Sale in Northern Siberia live a group of elderly women. They were once part of a nomadic community of reindeer herders.
Mongolia; Kazakh Childhood by France Leclerc

AmericaB&WFeaturedStoryMongolia; Kazakh Childhood by France Leclerc

Kazakh Childhood; France Leclerc’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Though the daily activities may vary quite dramatically from one part of the world to the next, children can thrive if provided with a nurturing caregiver and a safe place to play and explore. 
OTHER STORIES
X
stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Issue #14 | September 2020
Current Issue
Vicky Martin
Ryotaro Horiuchi
Susanne Mildeelberg
Diego Bardone
Nicky Hamilton
Alain Schroeder
Printed on 80# matte paper 22x28cm | 100 Pages
Showroom
September 7 to October 31, 2020
Julia Fullerton-Batten
LOOKING OUT FROM WITHIN
Get in touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
CALL
FOR ENTRIES
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Are you ready?
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
NEW!
FOLLOW US.
Subscribe now and get a free access to a curated list of resources.
Feel free to contact.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
ghfd