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Mai Imai
Japanese Photo Artist



áPhotos are temporary information.
The images we see in daily life disappear at the next moment.
I don't know that photos that are consumed will stay. Technology has evolved and the truth is also vague.
And vague photos lose their credibility and gradually change their role in the past.
In such a trend, can a photograph expressed through the hands of a person give meaning and can snuggle up to us?
I know the question and emotions that arise in my personal life that are often overlooked by others.
I hope to scoop them up and connect them to society through photographic expression.


My project is mainly based on the following aspects:

concept:
What do you find through images?
What is the difference between individuals and others and many (many people)?
¨ Look at the relationship between human recognition and the nature of symbols and objects.

Method:
Past private photos, use of pure experience and the history of others, construction by advertising production techniques or various actsâ







Mai Imai is a Japanese photo artist based in Tokyo, Japan.
Born in Fukushima and brought up in Shiga.
She graduated from the visual arts night college in 2011.
Worked at a creative company in Japan,
and now.
She has been making photo works that interact with human since 2006.



Selected Group Exhibition
m2019n
eKOBE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARD WINNERS EXHIBITION 2019' Sorakuen - Kobe, Japan
m2018n
eYPF photo contest gallery' Yakushima Environmental and Cultural Village Center - Yaku-shima, Japan
m2014n
eSecret' Olympus Plaza Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
m2013n
eNTMY Issue.2 exhibitionf Towada museum - Aomori, Japan
m2011n
eGraduation Works Selected Works Exhibitionf arts gallery Osaka
m2010n
eDEVELOPING 70 STUDENTSf Kaigan dori gallery CASO - Osaka, Japan
m2009n
eMio photography award 2008 winners exhibitionf Tennouji Mio - Osaka, Japan


Awards
m2020n
Conceptual nominee, 6th Fine art photography awards (6th FAPA)
Prize, APA award 2020 - Japan Adovertising Photographer's Association
m2019n
Honorable mention, the International photography awards 2019 (IPA2019)
2nd prize, KOBE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARD
m2018n
Grand prize, YPF PHOTO CONTEST Original Section
m2015n
Prize, APA award 2015 - Japan Adovertising Photographer's Association
m2013n
ePhoto Fair Einsteinf Mr.Kotaro Iizawa Selection
m2008n
Prize, Mio photography award 2008


Publications
m2020n
Japan Adovertising Photography 2020 / Genkosha - Japan
m2015n
Japan Adovertising Photography 2015 / Genkosha - Japan
m2014n
SHUTTER magazine vol.15 / SHUTTER magazine editorial department - Japan
m2013n
NICE TO MEET YOU Issue.2 / P.29 / EINSTEIN STUDIO - Japan
m2008n
the film "Tokyo soda water" endroll / Director Toshiaki Iizuka - Japan



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2014 'ƒqƒ~ƒc' ƒIƒŠƒ“ƒpƒXƒvƒ‰ƒU“Œ‹žC“Œ‹ž
2013 eNTMY Issue.2 exhibitionf \˜a“c”üpŠÙCÂX
2011 e‘²‹Æ§ì‘I”²ì•i“Wf ƒA[ƒcƒMƒƒƒ‰ƒŠ[C‘åã
2010 eDEVELOPING 70 STUDENTSf ŠCŠÝ’ʃMƒƒƒ‰ƒŠ[CASOC‘åã
2009 eMioŽÊ^§—ãÜ2008“ü‘IŽÒì•i“Wf “V‰¤Ž›ƒ~ƒIC‘åã


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2020@6th Fine art photography awards (6th FAPA) Conceptual nominee
2020@APAƒAƒ[ƒh ŽÊ^ì•i•”–å “ü‘I
2019@the International photography awards 2019 (IPA2019) Honorable mention
2019@_ŒË‘ÛŽÊ^Ü Ž©—R•”–å €ƒOƒ‰ƒ“ƒvƒŠ
2018@YPF PHOTO CONTEST Ž©—R•”–å ƒOƒ‰ƒ“ƒvƒŠ
2015@APAƒAƒ[ƒh Lì•i•”–å “ü‘I
2013@PHOTO FAIR EINSTEIN@”Ñ‘òk‘¾˜YƒZƒŒƒNƒVƒ‡ƒ“
2008@MioŽÊ^§—ãÜ2008 “ü‘I
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2014@SHUTTER magazine vol.15 ŒfÚ
2013@NICE TO MEET YOU Issue.2 ŒfÚ / EINSTEIN STUDIO
2008@‰f‰æE“Œ‹žƒ\[ƒ_… ƒGƒ“ƒhƒ[ƒ‹‘}“ü




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